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Event Series Event Series: Ghosts


June 11 @ 7:30 pm - June 27 @ 7:30 pm

$20 – $50


Theatre Works
(03) 9534 3388
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Predominantly for adults
Wheelchair AccessibleWheelchair accessible
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Queer, People of Colour
Content warning
Coarse language, loud sound, smoke effects and flashing light
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Theatre Works
14 Acland Street, St Kilda
Melbourne, VIC 3181 Australia
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In the dim shadows stands a figure, while another bathes in a subtle glow of light. The decor resembles the middle ages period,

Theatre Works proudly presents

By Jodi Gallagher after Henrik Ibsen
Directed by Steven Mitchell Wright

“It was like I was hearing ghosts. Sometimes I think that’s all we are, all of us.”

This Winter, Theatre Works invites audiences to dive into the hauntingly beautiful world of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts. Masterfully adapted by Jodi Gallagher and brought to life through the visionary direction of Steven Mitchell Wright, it promises to be a true highlight on the 2024 Victorian arts calendar.

In this gripping, polarising drama we join Mrs. Alving as she tries to shield her son, Oswald, from the truth of their family’s past. But as ghostly secrets unravel, they are forced to confront the reality of their lives. Flawlessly shrouded in deception and duty, Ghosts is a journey through the shadows of hidden sins, and a quest for truth in pursuit of joy.

A scathing commentary on 19th-century morality, when first staged in 1882 Ghosts was bitterly criticised and attacked for the taboo topics it spotlit. This ambitious new imagining by award-winning team Gallagher and Wright will be an engaging fusion of compelling storytelling and artistic innovation. Melbourne Theatre lovers can expect a visually stunning, emotionally charged experience that stays true to the spirit of Ibsen, while resonating with contemporary audiences. Running for three weeks only this May and June at Theatre Works, the stage is set for a journey that will captivate, challenge, and inspire.

One of Australia’s longest-running independent theatres, Theatre Works is constantly reinvigorating and reimagining the sector by providing a hotbed for artist and audience development. Ghosts is playing as a part of the “By Theatre Works” programming stream. Other By Theatre Works productions in 2024 include Swansong, Things I Know to be True, The Volition Project, and The Machine Stops.

This project is proudly supported by the City of Port Phillip and Creative Victoria

Written by Jodi Gallagher after Henrik Ibsen
Directed and Designed by Steven Mitchell Wright
Performed by Laura Iris Hill, Philip Hayden, Gabriel Cali, Oliver Cowen, and Kira May Samu
Composition and Sound Design by Leahannah Ceff
Produced by Belle Hansen
Publicity by Sassy Red PR

30 May – 15 June 2024
Tues – Sat 7:30pm
Previews Thursday 30 and Friday 31 May 7:30pm
Opening Night Saturday 1 June 7:30pm
Tickets: $50 Full, $42 Concession, $28 Preview, $20 Mob Tix and 20 at $20 (+ booking fee)
Bookings: www.theatreworks.org.au/2024/ghosts
Enquiries: (03) 9534 3388
Venue: Theatre Works – 14 Acland Street, St Kilda

Duration: 2 hours including interval
Suitable for ages: 14+
Warnings: Coarse language, loud sound, smoke effects and flashing light