Blithe Spirit


Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium - Madame Arcati - inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance.
Blithe Spirit at Duke of York's Theatre

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Overview


Genre: Comedy
Venue: Duke of York's Theatre
Starts: Thursday 5 March 2020
Closes: Saturday 11 April 2020
Running time:To be confirmed
Age suitability: Not available

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Background


Jennifer Saunders is much loved for the sketch show French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and for the hit comedy series and subsequent film, Absolutely Fabulous, which she both starred in and wrote.


Lisa Dillon (Ruth) is best known for her role as Mary Smith in BBC 1's Cranford.


Geoffrey Streatfeild's credits include Spooks, The Thick of It, Traitors and the Histories Cycle at the RSC.


Richard Eyre, director of the National Theatre for ten years, is the winner of five Olivier Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award.


Designer Anthony Ward's numerous productions include Tony Award winning Mary Stuart and Olivier Award winning Oklahoma!



Synopsis


Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium - Madame Arcati - inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance.


When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life - and the afterlife - get complicated.


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Dates


Previews from:Thursday 5 March 2020

Press night:Tuesday 10 March 2020

Closes:Saturday 11 April 2020

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Matinee:

Thursday - 2-30pm

Saturday - 2-30pm

Tuesday - 2-30pm (17, 24 & 31 Mar)


Tickets


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From £26

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Cast


Jennifer Saunders

Geoffrey Streatfeild

Lisa Dillon

Emma Naomi

Simon Coates

Lucy Robinson

Rose Wardlaw


Creatives


Director: Richard Eyre
Designer: Anthony Ward
Lighting: Howard Harrison
Sound: John Leonard
Visual effects: Paul Kieve (illusions)
Production: Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Lee Dean and Jonathan Church Productions

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