HUMANITAS Winner Richard Eyre's 'Ghosts' to be Released Online
Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from Thursday 18 September 2014.
Continuing Digital Theatre's mission to increase accessibility to the arts for everyone, Ghosts will also be available to rent or buy with the option of captioning provided by STAGETEXT.
Robert Delamere, Co-Founder and Creative Director of DIGITAL THEATRE said: "Richard Eyre's adaptation of Ghosts is an immensely powerful, affecting production with Lesley Manville giving one of the best central performances I have ever seen. I am thrilled to have worked closely with Sir Richard in translating the play from the stage to the screen, so that audiences around the world can experience this outstanding work of art and continue the dialogue around it on a global scale".
Helene Alving has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel but outwardly charming husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his father. But on his return from his life as a painter in France, Oswald reveals how he has already inherited the legacy of his father's dissolute life.
This acclaimed production sold out at the Almeida before transferring to the Trafalgar Studios where it played to packed houses, extending its original RUN due to popular demand. On 26 June, for one night only, Ghosts was screened in over 275 cinemas throughout the UK and Ireland.