Imagine how the infamously brilliant Noel Coward would feel if he knew so many of his remarkable plays were still on stage, still loved by millions all these years after his death? This one, written in 1941, remains one of his best-loved, a hilarious and hysterical play that delves deep into the bizarre world where an angry ghost, an eccentric medium, and the sabotage of a perfectly good marriage are laid out to entertain us. Splendid!
Who’s involved in Blithe Spirit?
The writer Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are haunted by his first wife thanks to a medium, who manages to conjure her up during a séance. She’s called Elvira and she proves determined to mess with Charles’ second marriage. No wonder life – and the afterlife – quickly become so horribly complex. Here’s confirmation of the cast for you:
- Madeleine Mantock plays Elvira in her West End debut
- Jennifer Saunders plays the crazy medium Madame Arcati
- They’re joined by the brilliant original cast members Geoffrey Streatfeild as Charles Condomine, Lisa Dillon as Ruth Condomine, Simon Coates as Dr Bradman, Lucy Robinson as Mrs Bradman, and Rose Wardlaw as Edith
- The show is directed by the former National Theatre director Sir Richard Eyre
- The design is by Anthony Ward
- The lighting is by Howard Harrison
- The sound comes from John Leonard
- The illusions are by Paul Kieve
- Blithe Spirit is presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Lee Dean and Jonathan Church Theatre Productions
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About the Harold Pinter Theatre
Originally the Comedy Theatre, the Harold Pinter Theatre is a gorgeous three tier venue with curved balconies, renovated in the mid-50s. It has kept its original classical exterior. This was home to the hugely popular ‘Pinter At The Pinter’ season, showcasing Harold Pinter’s extraordinary work. Other past shows at the Harold Pinter Theatre include Oslo, The Birthday Party, Mojo, Consent, and in late 2021 it’ll be home to Four Quartets starring Ralph Fiennes.