19 July – 4 August
The Curators Vintage Pop Up Theatre, 28 St Barnabas Place, Red Hill
Tickets: $15-$37. Discounts available for pensioners, seniors, students, MEAA, under 30s, groups of 10 or more.
The Curators are enabling contemporary audiences to experience this acclaimed classic by Henrik Ibsen, the first time in 30 years this play has been performed in Brisbane by professional artists
Helene Alving has been haunted by a life of deception. When Pastor Manders comes to discuss the business of building an orphanage to honour the memory of her late husband, the lies begin to unravel. With the return of her beloved son, Oswald, from years of exile in Paris, Helene is determined to liberate them both from the taboos of their dark past. But will exorcising the memory of her famous, debauched husband lead to salvation? In one of the greatest female roles in western drama, Helene Alving rides into battle like a Valkyrie, but is also besieged by her own vulnerabilities.
Originally banned from performance when first written in 1881, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts is set to intrigue and electrify Brisbane when it returns to the stage. Acclaimed director Michael Beh has adapted this new production of Ibsen’s classic so it remains a relevant, scorching view of the destructive nature of secrets and the social codes that bind them.
The Curators are independent Brisbane-based professional artists working together to create high quality productions and bring new life to classical theatre. The Curators have previously brought Chekov’s Uncle Vanya to a Brisbane stage for the first time in 86 years, staged Amanda McErlean’s exciting new one woman show, The Quighting Time, and presented the critically-acclaimed production of The Third Beauty, an exploration of gender in Shakespeare’s female roles.
Ibsen’s Ghosts shatters belief systems, unleashing a war on complicity, sexism and morality. For ticketing and further information, visit The Curators website.
Preview Friday 19 July
Low-income night Monday 22 July
Post-show discussion Sunday 28 July
30-minute student rush every performance