Blithe Spirit

In this comedy of manners, Charles Condomine is an author whose first wife has been dead for seven years and is now married to Ruth. To collect material for a new book he is writing and to provide a little after-dinner entertainment in their home he invites Madame Arcarti, an eccentric local medium, to conduct a séance little expecting that things would take an unexpected turn.

Returning from the spirit world, Charles' first wife, Elvira causes hilarious and furious confusion because she wants her husband back - by fair means or foul...

Blithe Spirit was written in six days during the Blitz of 1941, just weeks after German bombs had destroyed his office and attached apartment. Coward said he wanted to write a "very gay, superficial" comedy, and this he did to a fine turn.

If an air raid warning be received during the performance the audience will be informed from the stage . . . those desiring to leave the theatre may do so but the performance will continue


(In order of appearance)

Edith - Trina Winn
Ruth - Janthea Brigden
Charles - Chris Virgo
Doctor Bradman - John Drinkwater
Mrs Bradman - Beryl Snowden
Madame Arcati - Maddie Toye
Elvira - Sara Wheeler


Director - Maddie Toye
Stage Manager - Jan Hull
Box Office - Beryl Snowden
Co-Ordinator - Alan Stevens
Construction - Alan Stevens, Martin Snowden and Crew
Sound - Michelle Scott
Front of House - Alan Stevens and the Company
Prompt - Joan Airs
Photograpy - Norman Kent
Posters - Paul Wheeler
Lighting - Mark Hammond
Design - Beryl Snowden and Alan Stevens
Wardrobe - Admiral Costumes and the Company
Publicity - Paul Wheeler

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