22 - 25 April 2015
Running time: 130 mins
Widower Charles Condomine gets more than he bargained for when he hosts a séance, in this out-of-this-world farce.
Researching his new book, he and his second wife Ruth invite local medium Madame Arcati to their house. Both the Condomines and their guests Dr and Mrs Bradman are convinced she is a fake. But when Madame Arcati leaves, Charles gets a shock that sobers him up from his Martini-induced fug: his first wife Elvira is back from the dead. And, if that wasn’t enough, she has a plan of her own, and she’ll stop at nothing to achieve it.
Blithe Spirit is one of Noel Coward’s most famous comedies. It was first performed in 1941, starring Margaret Rutherford as the medium Madame Arcati, and has been performed numerous times since–including in the West End in 2014, when it starred Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati.
St Anne's Hall
Edith: Christine Peirson
Ruth: Lucinda Lane
Charles: Dominic Alan Smith
Mrs Bradman: Laura Jane Parsons
Dr Bradman: Damian Stuart
Madame Arcati: Vanessa Marchant
Elvira: Veronica Montalbetti
Directors: Stephanie Kendrick, Joanna Dodd
Producer: Christina Myers
Stage Manager: Eamonn O’Reilly