Past Performances

On Demand Worldwide
20 May–3 June 2023

Abbey Theatre

15 April–13 May 2023

Opening Night

Abbey Theatre | 19 April, 2023


by Henrik Ibsen
a new version
written and directed by Mark O’Rowe
A Landmark Productions and Abbey Theatre co-production

★★★★ ‘Mark O’Rowe’s quietly stunning Ibsen’ – The Arts Desk

‘Didn’t you say there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do for me?’

After several years abroad, Helena Alving’s son has returned home.  He carries with him a terrifying secret.

Ibsen’s Ghosts, one of the greatest plays ever written, is a classic moral thriller in which ideas of love, duty and family are mercilessly put to the test. This spectacular new version by one of Ireland’s leading playwrights, grabs you by the throat from the outset and refuses to let go – all the way to its electrifying climax.

This new version, written and directed by Mark O’Rowe, starred Cathy Belton, Simone Collins, Declan Conlon, Lorcan Cranitch and Calam Lynch.

Mark O’Rowe’s previous collaborations with Landmark include Howie the Rookie and The Approach.

Running Time | 1 hour 40 minutes
Age Suitability | 12+

Landmark would like to acknowledge the continued support of the Arts Council.


Helena Alving Cathy BeltonRegina Engstrand Simone CollinsPastor Manders Declan ConlonJacob Engstrand Lorcan CranitchOswald Alving Calam Lynch


Director Mark O’RoweSet Designer Francis O’ConnorLighting Designer Sinéad McKennaCostume Designer Joan O’ClerySound Designer Aoife Kavanagh


Ghosts Production PhotosPhotographer: Patrick Redmond
Ghosts Rehearsal PhotosPhotographer: Ste Murray


★★★★ ‘Mark O’Rowe’s quietly stunning Ibsen’The Arts Desk
★★★★ ‘Cathy Belton gives an outstanding performance’The Stage
‘superb … exquisitely good theatre’Sunday Independent
‘Cathy Belton excels as Mrs Alving, her terrific voice commanding every inch of the auditorium’Irish Independent
★★★★ ‘Mark O’Rowe’s lucid new version … a quietly confident production’The Irish Times
'Simone Collins is a wise, alert Regina … Calam Lynch as Oswald handles the very difficult last scene with real power'Irish Independent
‘five fine performances’Irish Independent
'Cathy Belton shines in Ibsen's Ghosts'Irish Examiner
★★★★ ‘Declan Conlon’s smouldering charisma makes him a plausible object of desire’Financial Times
★★★★ ‘Cranitch’s servile Engstrand and Conlon’s upright, uptight Manders offer surprising comic relief’The Irish Times