Blithe Spirit

Audio-described by VocalEyes.

Blithe Spirit?, originally written in 1941 by Noe?l Coward, and is a wonderfully witty and scrupulously engineered comedy that was created to distract the public from the horrors of World War II.

Blithe Spirit? is about Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth, who are literally haunted by a past relationship when an overly eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, accidentally summons the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a se?ance. Her ghost is only visible to Charles and she becomes determined to destroy everything about his current marriage.

The wartime comedy stars the iconic comedic actress, ?Jennifer Saunders?. Her whimsical performance as the quirky clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, has delighted audiences and critics alike at the Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season. A comedic veteran, ?Jennifer Saunders? is well known and highly regarded for her sketch show ?French and Saunders? and her smash hit comedy, ?Absolutely Fabulous?. Other cast members include ?Lisa Dillon? (?BBC 1’s Cranford)? as Ruth. ?Geoffrey Streatfeild ?(?Spooks, The Thick of It, Traitors?), ?Richard Eyre?, director of the National Theatre for ten years, winner of 5 Olivier Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement award. Designer ?Anthony Ward?’s numerous productions include Tony Award winning ?Mary Stuart? and Olivier Award winning ?Oklahoma!

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