By James Grayson (Twitter - @jamesAgrayson)
Adel Players will continue their tradition of “challenging” productions when Henrik Ibsen's classic play Ghosts premiers at the end of April.
Following on from the success of Bedroom Farce in January, chairman Dianne Newby, who plays the lead role of Mrs Alving, admits the amateur dramatic group try to push themselves.
And Ghosts represents a difficult play to produce, according to Dianne.
“It’s a challenging play in terms of setting, theme and language,” she said.
“It is an adventurous play, but it’s a classic and we tend to do challenging plays as we have done plays likes The Lady in the Van and Taking Sides.
“It’s a play which is serious, but it does have comedy within and a lot of the issues in it are very valid today.
“It was written in 1881 and it caused a furore when it was first staged.
“All I would say is come and see it if you have never seen it before.”
Ghosts revolves around untold family truths and Mrs Alving’s decision to send her son Oswald (Chris Andrews) abroad and without giving too much away, Dianne gave an overview of the play.
“It’s about family values and a woman who sends her son away to Paris and away from the family environment,” she said.
“When he comes back, she the decision made comes back to haunt her.
“She realises what she has done to her son, in the best intentions, may have been a mistake.”
Directed by Beth Duce, Ghosts runs from Wednesday 24 to Saturday 27 April at 7.30pm.
Tickets cost £7 and can be booked by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.