A Landmark Productions and Abbey Theatre co-production


15 April - 13 May 2023

Written by Henrik Ibsen

A new version written and directed by Mark O’Rowe 

Booking Information

Dates: 15 April – 13 May
On the Abbey stage 

Previews: 15 – 18 April 

Tickets:  €13 – €45 

Times: Mon – Sat 7.30pm, Sat matinee 2pm

Running time: Approx. 1 hour and 40 minutes, no interval

Sign language interpreted performance: Friday 5 May, 7:30pm

Audio-described and captioned performance: Saturday 13 May, 2:00pm

Touch Tour of Stage and Set: Saturday 13 May, 12:00pm

‘Didn’t you say there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for me?’   

After several years abroad, Helena Alving’s son has returned home. He carries with him a terrifying secret. 

Ibsen’s Ghosts, one of the greatest plays ever written, is a devastating moral thriller in which ideas of love, duty and family are mercilessly put to the test.

This spectacular new version, written and directed by one of Ireland’s leading playwrights, Mark O’Rowe, grabs you by the throat from the outset and refuses to let go – all the way to its electrifying climax. 



A ‘quietly confident production’
The Irish Times

‘Intense performances animate Ibsen’s haunted family … this Ghosts succeeds on its own terms’
Financial Times

‘Cathy Belton gives an outstanding performance’
The Stage


Irish Mail on Sunday

‘Five fine performances’
Irish Independent

‘Superb... exquisitely good theatre’
Sunday Independent

‘Oswald (Calam Lynch) and Helena (Cathy Belton) were nothing short of magnificent ... the emotional weight behind their performances was astounding’
Lovin Dublin

Production images 

Audio-described programme notes

Download the audio-described programme notes here, or listen to them below.

About the show 

Cast interviews 


  • Helena Alving: Cathy Belton
  • Regina Engstrand: Simone Collins
  • Pastor Manders: Declan Conlon
  • Jacob Engstrand: Lorcan Cranitch
  • Oswald Alving: Calam Lynch

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