Internationally renowned director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct Ibsen’s classic, starring Philip Quast and Linda Cropper alongside Pip Edwards, Ben Pfeiffer and Richard Piper.

Pastor Manders has come to Mrs Alving’s home to discuss the opening of an orphanage in her late husband’s name, permanently honouring his goodness and generosity. For Mrs Alving, however, the dedication will be the final great lie in a marriage filled with lies. When she tells the Pastor the truth about her husband’s secret indiscretions, he begins to see their world for what it really is. But can the ghosts of the past be exorcised so swiftly?

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences, Ibsen’s masterwork remains sensational and electric. This unflinching critique of marriage and social convention is as acutely relevant today as ever before.

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Cast & Crew

Linda Cropper

Linda Cropper

Helene Alving

Pip Edwards

Pip Edwards

Regina Engstrand

Ben Pfeiffer

Ben Pfeiffer

Oswald Alving

Richard Piper

Richard Piper

Jacob Engstrand

Philip Quast

Philip Quast

Pastor Manders

Gale Edwards

Gale Edwards



Shaun Gurton

Set and Costume Designer

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer


Russell Goldsmith

Composer and Sound Designer

Kim Hardwick

Kim Hardwick

Assistant Director

News & Reviews


Ghosts of the past

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It has been over 130 years since Henrik Ibsen created a literary scandal by publishing Ghosts in 1881. As Melbourne Th…

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There are few Australian actors more versatile than Philip Quast.

Herald Sun

Ibsen’s great enduring play.

The Guardian

Still capable of shocking today.

The Telegraph

Edwards is one of our leading and most acclaimed international directors.



Attendance Information

  • Recommended for 15 years and older
  • Contains some coarse language and smoke and haze effects.

  • FM Hearing Systems are available for this production