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Wilby joins cast of Ghosts in Northampton

Published: 21 March 2019

James Wilby has been added to the cast of Ghosts, Mike Poulton’s new version of Henrik Ibsen’s play, which will open at Northampton’s Royal and Derngate in April 2019.

Wilby will be Pastor Manders. He has worked with the Royal Shakespeare Company and Lyric Hammersmith, while on television he has played leading roles in Poldark, Gosford Park and Howards End.

Declan Conlon will play Jakob Engstrand and Eleanor McLoughlin completes the cast as Regina Engstrand.

As previously announced, Pennie Downie will play Helen Alving and Pierro Niel-Mee takes the role of her son Osvald.

Lucy Bailey directs, with Mike Britton as designer, Oliver Fenwick as lighting designer and Richard Hammarton as sound designer and composer.

Ghosts runs at Royal and Derngate from Friday 19 April until Saturday 11 May.

Steve Orme