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Blithe Spirit, July 2016

July 2016 Production

Blithe Spirit

Written by Noel Coward and Directed by Linda Harris

Blithe poster A5 website

Synopsis

Cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine 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 annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. As Elvira and Charles continue to clash Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.