Thursday, 26 January 2017

Blithe Spirit - our spring production!

Our next show is in rehearsal - Noël Coward's ever popular Blithe Spirit. This comic play features socialite and novelist Charles Condomine as he invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his mischievious and temperamental first wife, Elvira.  After the séance, Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost ... but things can only get worse ...

Written in  the darkest days of the Second World War, and subtitled by the playwright as ‘an improbable farce’ it shows a determinedly frivolous attitude to morality.

The play was first seen in the West End in 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances. It did well on Broadway and over the decades has been made into a musical, a television adaptation and for radio, returning to Broadway and the West End several times - most recently in 2014.

Our Blithe Spirit runs from Wednesday 8 to Saturday 11 March at The Little Theatre, with evening performances at 8pm. There is also the popular Saturday matinee at 2.30pm.
To reserve tickets for our production call 01708 341442

In rehearsal! Why not book your seats now?