The Coopers Malthouse, Merlyn Theatre
Our crimes bind us, our secrets, our guilt. We have tried to break away… But we always come back.
At the Ghost’s Supper, no one can conceal their ugliness. Inside or outside, it dwells in us all.
Come into the unsettling world of Strindberg’s Ghost Sonata, where nothing is as it seems. Bewitched by a woman’s beauty and drawn into a stranger’s sinister plans, a student enters a handsome house. In that wretched place, food is poison. The dead are alive. Paradise proves rotten inside.
Aribert Reimann’s 1984 opera is a haunting and evocative chamber work, exploring Strindberg’s moody text with complex rhythms and other-worldly tones.
Director Greg Eldridge creates a chilling picture of Strindberg’s Stockholm in this new staging at the The Coopers Malthouse.
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|Based on the play by||August Strindberg|
|Music by||Aribert Reimann|
|Assistant Director & Movement||Matthew Barclay|
|Lighting Designer||John Rayment|
|The Old Man||Richard Anderson|
|The Mummy||Dominica Matthews|
|Dark Lady / Cook||Ruth Strutt|
|The Colonel||John Longmuir|
|The Student||Shanul Sharma|
|The Young Woman||Danita Weatherstone|
Running time: approximately 90 minutes, with no interval.