Drawing: Lesley Manville in Ghosts at Trafalgar Studios

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Director Richard Eyre’s acclaimed five star revival of Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts, starring Lesley Manville, transferred from London’s Almeida Theatre to Trafalgar Studio One this month and is scheduled to run early March 2014.

Richard, who was named Best Director at the recent Evening Standard Theatre Awards, adapted Ibsen’s text for the sold out production. Lesley was also nominated for Best Actress. Ghosts centres on Helene Alving (Lesley) who has spent her life suspended in an emotional void after the death of her cruel, but outwardly charming, husband. She is determined to escape the ghosts of her past by telling her son the truth about his father.

Lesley kindly signed my sketch at the Trafalgar Studios prior to Christmas.