Emma Sweeney and Patrick Neylan in BLT’s January 2016 production of Blithe Spirit, directed by Stevie Hughes. (Photo: Dave Jones / www.ashleighvideo.co.uk)
Fri 15 – Sat 23 January 2016 at 7.45pm (no show Sun 17)
by Noël Coward
Directed by Stevie Hughes
As research for his next novel, Charles Condomine engages a medium, Madame Arcati, to conduct a séance but inadvertently, she raises the ghost of his late, first wife, Elvira. For Ruth – Charles’s current wife – Elvira’s resurrection is no laughing matter, particularly since the neurotic spirit seems only too eager to reclaim her husband – whether it be in this world or the next.
Noël Coward is one of the truly great comic writers of British theatre and his trademark sharp wit, piercing eye for relationships and unforgettable characters are in abundance in this comedy classic. Of his own plays, Blithe Spirit was Coward’s favourite and for 15 years, it held the record for the longest-running show in the West End.
Ruth Condomine : Emma Sweeney
Edith : Deborah Hedges
Charles Condomine : Patrick Neylan
Dr. Bradman : Paul Green
Mrs. Bradman : Ann Morgan
Madame Arcati : Karen O’Neill
Elvira Condomine : Holly Hewitt