A tale of love loss and loneliness

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A tale of love, weakness and betrayal, Ghosts by Henrik Ibsen, is at The Stables Theatre, Hastings, from March 8 to 16.

Love, weakness, betrayal, hope, loneliness and loss are all examined through an extraordinary day in the life of Mrs Helen Alving who is opening an orphanage in memory of her late husband.

An old family friend, Pastor Manders, has come from town with legal documents, and her son Oswald is lately returned from Paris, where he has lived for the past 20 years.

Lanford Wilson’s lively modern translation of Ibsen’s play brings it all to crackling life under the direction of Lyndsey Meer, a new director for the Stables Theatre.

For students studying Ibsen and theatre lovers in general, this is a rare chance to see this classic play performed.

Local actors Fiona Wilson, David Ames, John Whitley, Alex Hunt and Sandy Truman are the cast.

Performances are at 7.30pm apart from Sunday, March 10, at 3pm.

Tickets are £12/£7.50, and to book or for further information visit www.stables-theatre.co.uk or call 01424 423221.