Julie Lynch designs costumes for Belvoir’s timely season of ‘Ghosts’
Belvoir’s season of Henrik Ibsen’s Play Ghosts opened last night, with its players costumed in Julie Lynch’s beautifully constructed period designs.
Ghosts chronicles the days of Helene Alving, a widow whose life has been terminally adrift since the death of her charismatic but abusive husband. The one thing giving her purpose is the deep certainty that her salvation lies in telling her son, Oswald, the truth about his despot father. However, when Oswald returns from his artist’s existence in France, he brings with him his own forbidden truths and secrets: he already bears the legacy of his father’s life…
Set in the 19th century, Ghosts draws timely parallels to the socio-political climate of today. As Belvoir’s artistic director, Eamon Flack puts it “even when it's been damaged and distorted, love is still the only thing we live for”.
Ghosts runs until October 22nd in Belvoir’s Upstirs Theatre. Get your tickets here.