Cast update for Ibsen's Ghosts at Almeida Theatre

Cast update for Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, adapted by Richard Eyre, at the Almeida Theatre, an Off West End venue, in Islington, north London, from 26 Sep to 23 Nov 2013. (Public booking opens 7 May)

Lesley Manville (Helene Alving), Jack Lowden (Oswald Alving), Will Keen (Pastor Manders). Further casting will be announced shortly.

Designed by Tim Hatley , lighting by Peter Mumford , sound by John Leonard.

Mrs Alving is preparing for the opening of an orphanage - a memorial to her late husband. Her son Oswald, an artist, returns home for the celebrations. A story of love, betrayal and hypocrisy gradually unfolds as ghosts from the past come back to haunt the living, making sure the sins of the fathers are never forgiven.

Will Keen returns to the Almeida where he has previously been seen in Waste, Tom and Viv and Five Gold Rings. His other theatre credits include Quartermaine’s Terms at Wyndhams Theatre.

Jack Lowden was most recently on stage playing Eric Liddell in Chariots of Fire which after opening at Hampstead Theatre, transferred to the West End. His previous roles include Cammy in Black Watch for the National Theatre of Scotland which was also seen at the Barbican and on tour worldwide.

Lesley Manville will make her Almeida debut in Ghosts. She was last on stage at the National Theatre in Grief where she has previously been seenin Her Naked Skin, Pillars of the Community, The Alchemist and His Dark Materials. At the Old Vic her credits include Six Degrees of Separation and All About My Mother. Her work for the Royal Court includes Top Girls, Serious Money, The Pope’s Wedding and Three Sisters and for the Royal Shakespeare Company she has been seen in The Wives Excuse, Les Liaisons Dangereuses and As You Like It. Manville’s film work with regular collaborator Mike Leigh includes Another Year, All or Nothing, Topsy-Turvy, Secrets and Lies and High Hopes.

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