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10 Nov 2023 - 28 Jan 2024
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Why Watch Ghosts?

  • Ghosts is a modern tragedy to be performed for the first time at the candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse. The show is coming to haunt Londoners this autumn.
  • The play is directed by the renowned Joe Hill-Gibbins, known for his acclaimed work on The Marriage of Figaro and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second.
  • This new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts, known for its candid take on taboo topics, is sure to captivate audiences nearly 150 years after it was first staged.
  • Delve into the realm of family secrets and the allure of forbidden desires, with this poignant and intense spectacle. Book your tickets for the Ghosts, London play.

About Show

Show Details

Age Suitability


Ghosts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a theatre experience not to be missed if you are in London. The play has been adapted for the stage from the celebrated playwright Henrik Ibsen’s masterpiece which shares its name. The production, directed by Joe Hill-Gibbins, best known for his acclaimed work on The Marriage of Figaro at the English National Opera and The Tragedy of King Richard the Second at Almeida, is guaranteed to grip audiences with its haunting narrative.

Combining the intensity of forbidden love, the agony of dark secrets, and the dread of an uncertain future, Ghosts offers theatre-goers a truly immersive experience. As an adaptation of Ibsen's first modern tragedy, it continues to shock and captivate audiences, just as it did almost 150 years ago. The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse, with its unique candle-lit setting, augments the emotional depth of this poignant play. This is the first time Ghosts has been performed in this intimate setting, adding a new dimension to the drama. Don't miss out on the Ghosts London play that explores taboo topics with an unflinching honesty, crafted by a talented and celebrated team of creatives.

The Story

Ghosts unfolds the haunting tale of Helene, a widow tormented by her late husband's dark secrets. Yearning for a fresh start, she's caught between her son Osvald's uncertain future and her own desires that threaten to dismantle the facade of a happy family she has built. Osvald, unaware of his father's true character, grapples with the complexities of his own life.

As the flames of forbidden passion threaten to engulf them, Helene finds herself at a crossroads that could consume her existence and jeopardise her son's life. This London adaptation of Ghosts at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is a poignant exploration of secrets, guilt, and the pursuit of truth. Book tickets for the Ghosts, London play now to avoid missing out on this sensational show!

Show Timings

  • Mon, Tue, Wed, Thurs, Fri, Sat at 2 PM or 7:30 PM
  • Sun at 1 PM or 6:30 PM
  • Show timings for Ghosts may vary every week. You can check the show timings for your preferred date at the next stage of booking.

Cast & Crew

  • Director: Joe Hill-Gibbins
  • Writer: Henrik Ibsen

Note: Producers can not guarantee the appearance of any particular artist, which is always subject to illness and holidays.

  • To be confirmed.
  • The play contains themes of incest, euthanasia, and references to suicide.
  • Please keep in mind that London theatres do not have an age classification organization. This means that all age recommendations are subjective. Please use your judgment while purchasing tickets for any show.

Ghosts Tickets

Book online tickets for the Ghosts play in London.

Booking Period: Until 28 Jan 2024

Tickets Redemption

  • E-tickets will be provided when you check in online.
  • You will receive an email confirmation with your Ghosts voucher instantly.
  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID. A physical printout is not necessary.

Cancellation & Refunds

  • Tickets cannot be refunded, amended, or rescheduled.

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse

The Sam Wanamaker Playhouse is an iconic part of Shakespeare's Globe in London. Known for its unique Jacobean style architecture and candle-lit ambience, it provides an intimate setting for all its performances. From Shakespearean classics to groundbreaking contemporary works, the Playhouse's historical resonance enhances every performance held within its walls.

Seating Capacity: 353

Getting There

Facilities & Accessibility

Additional Information

Address: 21 New Globe Walk, London SE1 9DT, United Kingdom

Tube: Shakespeare's Globe is only a 9-minute walk from London Bridge on the Northern Line, the closest tube station. Blackfriars (District and Circle lines) is about a 10-minute stroll from the theatre

Train: The closest train station is Blackfriars, a 10-minute walk from the theatre

Bus: Blackfriars Bridge bus stop, which is serviced by bus routes 45, 63, and 100, is the closest stop. Mansion House, another nearby stop is serviced by routes 11, 15, 17, 26, or 76

Available Facilities: Bar, Gift Shop, Toilets

Accessibility: Accessible Toilets, Assistance Dogs Allowed, Wheelchair Spaces Available, Access Performances, Visual & Hearing Assistance

Security: Please be aware that for your comfort and security all audience members will be subject to security checks upon arrival at the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

Dress Code: Smart and casual wear or semi-formals are recommended. Keep in mind, that most London theatres are air-conditioned throughout the year and can get a bit chilly.

Outside Food: Most theatres do not allow outside food inside the theatres but most of them also have a café or restaurant inside the premises or nearby.

Frequently Asked Questions About Ghosts Tickets

How do I buy tickets to Ghosts, London play at West End?

Buy your tickets to Ghosts, London play online for a hassle-free and convenient experience that ensures the best deals and discounts.

How much do the tickets for Ghosts, London play cost?

The cost of the tickets to Ghosts, London play will vary depending on the type of seats you choose.

How can I buy cheap or discounted tickets to Ghosts, London play on West End?

The best way to buy cheap or discounted tickets to Ghosts, London play is to book them online as you will often come across attractive discounts. Book your tickets to Ghosts, London play in advance as they tend to get more expensive closer to the show date.

How can I buy last-minute tickets to Ghosts, London play?

You can easily buy last-minute tickets to Ghosts, London play online.

Is there a possibility that I will get partial view seating if I purchase discounted tickets to Ghosts, London play?

Booking tickets to Ghosts, London play online will give you the opportunity to select your specific seats, thus, ensuring you do not get stuck with partial view seating. But if you try your luck with lottery tickets, or purchase day seats, your seats will be allocated at the discretion of the Box Office, which can potentially mean partial view seating or split seats.

What is the performance date for Ghosts?

Ghosts is playing from 10 November 2023 at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse.

What age is Ghosts appropriate for?

The age limit for Ghosts is to be confirmed.

Where is Ghosts playing in London?

Ghosts is playing at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse in London from 10 November 2023.

How long does Ghosts run for?

The running time of Ghosts is to be confirmed.

What is Ghosts about?

Ghosts is a gripping family tragedy that explores the deep-seated secrets of a widow, her desires, and her son's uncertain future.

Who are the main stars of Ghosts?

The main stars for Ghosts are yet to be confirmed.

What is the dress code while attending Ghosts?

There is no specific dress code at West End. However, it is prudent to dress in semi-formals or smart casuals and something comfortable. Carry a light sweater or a jacket as the theatre can get a bit chilly.

Is outside food allowed while attending Ghosts?

No, outside food is not allowed while attending Ghosts. Most theatres do have a cafeteria or bar inside the premises where you can get snacks and drinks.

What are the facilities available at Sam Wanamaker Playhouse?

Sam Wanamaker Playhouse has multiple facilities including a gift shop, restaurant, and toilets available for the audiences during Ghosts.

Can I take pictures or videos of Ghosts inside the theatre?

Photography, videography, and sound recording are prohibited inside the theatre. Some theatres do have a souvenir shop from where you can purchase pictures of stills of the show.

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