Ghosts at HOME

Andrew Anderson
Ghosts at HOME

Ghosts at HOME Manchester, Manchester 18 November — 3 December 2016 Tickets from £10.00 — Book now

Sex, scandal and syphilis – as you might well imagine, not everyone approved of this play when it was first performed in 1880. But its fearless examination of malevolence, motives and morality make it a worthwhile watch for modern audiences.

Ghosts explores the life of Helen, a woman whose husband was an alcoholic and an adulterer. When he dies she hopes to bury not only his body but also the burdens he has brought her. Unfortunately for Helen and her son Oswald, the past is not so easily put away.

For those unfamiliar with Ibsen (and I’ll admit I’m no expert), he is widely considered the greatest playwright since Shakespeare and his works inspire writers to this day: all those disquieting Scandinavian murder dramas you like? It was Ibsen who set that movement in motion.

It’s good to see a classic on at HOME, which has so far specialised in new productions or classics reworked beyond recognition. With a cracking creative team that includes director Polly Findlay (National Theatre) and writer David Watson (Birmingham Rep, Royal Court), no doubt it will prove to be have been worth the wait.

Ghosts at HOME Manchester, Manchester 18 November — 3 December 2016 Tickets from £10.00 Book now

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Where to go near Ghosts at HOME

Manchester
Restaurant
Indian Tiffin Room, Manchester

Indian Tiffin Room is a restaurant specialising in Indian street food, with branches in Cheadle and Manchester. This is the information for the Manchester venue.

The Ritz Manchester live music venue
Manchester
Music venue
The Ritz

The Ritz was originally a dance hall, built in 1928, has hosted The Beatles, Frank Sinatra and The Smiths and is still going strong as a gig venue now.

Homeground
Manchester
Event venue
Homeground

Homeground is HOME’s brand new outdoor venue, providing an open-air space for theatre, food, film, music, comedy and more.

Manchester
Café or Coffee Shop
Burgess Cafe Bar
at IABF

Small but perfectly-formed café – which also serves as the in-house bookstore, stocking all manner of Burgess-related works, along with recordings of his music. It’s a welcoming space, with huge glass windows making for a bright, welcoming atmosphere.

Rain Bar pub in Manchester
City Centre
Bar or Pub
Rain Bar

This huge three-floor pub, formerly a Victorian warehouse, then an umbrella factory (hence the name), has one of the city centre’s largest beer gardens. The two-tier terrace overlooks the Rochdale canal and what used to be the back of the Hacienda, providing an unusual, historic view of the city.

Manchester
Bar or Pub
The Briton’s Protection

Standing on the corner of a junction opposite The Bridgewater Hall, The Briton’s Protection is Manchester’s oldest pub. It has occupied the same spot since 1795, going under the equally patriotic name The Ancient Britain.

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