Ghosts

Ghosts (2017) is a theatre production by The Norwegian Touring Theatre, based on the play by Henrik Ibsen. The production opened in Nydalen August 31 2017, and went on tour the same autumn, with its tour opening September 5 in Harstad.

Bentein Baardson directed it.

Gjertrud Jynge played the role of Mrs. Alving.

A digital recording of Ghosts was made by Applaus Scene December 3 2017. This was released by The Norwegian Touring Theatre during the Corona crisis of 2020. You may read more about the digital version here.

Information

(Objekt ID 74856)
Object type Production
Premiere August 31, 2017
Produced by The Norwegian Touring Theatre (Riksteatret)
Based on Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen
Audience Adults
Language Norwegian
Expressions Theatre, Drama
Running period August 31, 2017  
Duration 2 hours, 20 minutes, including an interval
Website Riksteatret
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At the website of The Norwegian Touring Theatre the following, among other things, is written about Ghosts:

"We all have so much we would have liked to do differently. Wrongs we did. Chances we didn't take. Choices we didn't dare make. We know. And we try to forget it.

If it was serious enough, it will haunt us, sooner or later.

The family is the same way. It decides who we will be. No matter how much we try to free us from the actions of the generations before us.

This is what Ghosts - Ibsen's perhaps very sharpest and most gripping play - is about.

When young Oswald Alving returns home after his father's death, the reunion isn't the happiness his mother has been looking forward to. Oswald is incurably ill, and he blames himself and the happy life of an artist he has led in Paris. But Mrs. Alving, who has never told the truth about her husband, realises that the reason is something else. Past has caught up with her, and with it, the shame in everything she has kept hidden."

SOURCES:

Import from the Scenekunst.no list of openings 02.08.2017

The National Library of Norway, performance program transferred to Sceneweb, 23.10.2019

The Norwegian Touring Theatre, riksteatret.no, 02.08.2017, http://riksteatret.no/repertoar/gjengangere/

Performance dates
September 5, 2017Storsalen – Tour Premiere
August 31, 2017 19:00 – Storegull – Opening night