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For the first time ever in the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, experience the work of Henrik Ibsen, one of the most influential dramatists of all time, with his scandalous GHOSTS, a searing exploration of family secrets and forbidden desire.

Nearly 150 years after causing a furore when it premiered with its depiction of incest, infection and euthanasia, Director Joe Hill-Gibbins (The Marriage of Figaro, ENO; The Tragedy of King Richard The Second, Almeida), in his Globe debut, brings a new version of the first modern tragedy to the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

‘There are ghosts everywhere. There are ghosts here right now.’

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What is Ghosts about?

Plagued by the ugly truth of her late husband’s legacy, Helene vows to erase the past and start again. Ignorant to the reality of his father’s character, Osvald, her son, returns home to face an uncertain future. But when the ember of an illicit romance stands to ruin Helene’s plans to play happy family, she is forced to make a decision that threatens to engulf what’s left of her – and her son’s – life completely.

Ticket Information

Tickets available for performances from Fri 10 Nov 2023 – Fri 12 Jan 2024

Running Time


Cast & Creatives

Henrik Ibsen (Writer), Joe Hill-Gibbins (Director)

Age Guidance: TBC

The play contains themes of incest, euthanasia, and references to suicide.

Booking Period

Fri 10 Nov 2023 - Fri 12 Jan 2024

Weekly Performances

Monday 7:30PM
Tuesday 7:30PM
Wednesday 2:00PM, 7:30PM
Thursday 7:30PM
Friday 7:30PM
Saturday 2:00PM, 7:30PM

For group bookings of 10 or more:
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Or call 020 7206 1176

Venue Information

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

Bankside, London SE1 9DT

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Nearest Tube/Rail Station

Blackfriars, Mansion House, London Bridge, Southwark


11, 15, 17, 23, 26, 76

Nearest Car Parks

There is an NCP car park on Thames Exchange on the north side of Southwark Bridge

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