Blithe Spirit

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Blithe Spirit​, originally written in 1941 by Noël 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 séance. 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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