Shakespeare’s Globe has revealed casting for its forthcoming revival of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts.
The cast will include Greg Hicks (Oklahoma!) as Engstrand, with Paul Hilton (The Glass Menagerie) as Father Manders, Hattie Morahan (A Doll’s House) as Helene Alving, Sarah Slimani (The Winter’s Tale) as Regine Engstrand, and Stuart Thompson (Spring Awakening) as Osvald Alving.
Ghosts is adapted and directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins (The Tragedy of King Richard the Second – Almeida), and this production marks the first time at Ibsen has been performed at Shakespeare’s Globe.
The creative team also includes Associate Director Lucy Wray, Costume and Set Designer Rosanna Vize, Costume Supervisor Megan Rarity, Globe Associate (Movement) Glynn Macdonald, Head of Voice Tess Dignan, and Intimacy Director Haruka Kuroda.
Director Joe Hill-Gibbins said in a statement: “It’s a privilege to be staging Ibsen at Shakespeare’s Globe for the very first time, and also to be opening the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse’s 10th Anniversary Season. I’m excited to light the candles and see what emerges from Ibsen’s exploration of forbidden desire, and of the social, biological and emotional forces that entrap us.”
Hattie Morahan returns to Ibsen after her Evening Standard Theatre Award and Critics Circle Award-winning performance as Nora in A Doll’s House at the Young Vic, in the West End and in New York.
Greg Hicks was recently starring in the smash-hit West End revival of Oklahoma! at the Young Vic and Wyndham’s Theatre.
Following Ghosts in the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse will be Othello from 16 January to 13 April 2024, and The Duchess Of Malfi from 17 February to 14 April 2024.
Ghosts is playing from 10 November 2023 to 28 January 2024 at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.