The play is set in Mrs Alving’s country house in Norway. She is preparing for the opening of an orphanage that she has paid for as a memorial to her late husband. The Pastor who is also an old family friend is helping her with the details when her son Oswald, an artist, returns home for the opening. The arrival of her son sets the stage for Ibsen’s moral ‘melodrama’. Why was her son ‘farmed out’ by his mother? Why did Mrs Alving desert her husband in the first year of their marriage and later return?
Cast & Crew
|Mrs Alving||Francesca Annis|
|Pastor Manders||Anthony Andrews|
- Added by Roger.
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