Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre

Gielgud Theatre, 35-37 Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W1D 6AR

Angela Lansbury stars in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre.

Legendary Hollywood stage and screen star Angela Lansbury returns to London to reprise her Tony award-winning Broadway performance as Madame Arcati in Noel Coward’s hilarious comedy Blithe Spirit.

The play will be directed by acclaimed director Michael Blakemore.

Angela Lansbury is joined in the cast by Charles Edwards (Downton Abbey, The King’s Speech) as Charles Condomine, Janie Dee (Hello Dolly!) as Ruth Condomine and Jemima Rooper as Elvira. Other cast include Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran.

THE STORY

In order to observe a spiritualist first-hand for a planned novel, writer Charles Condomine (Charles Edwards) and wife Ruth (Janie Dee) invite friends the Bradmans to dinner and a séance with local clairvoyant Madame Arcati (Angela Lansbury), whom they are certain is a fake.

That all changes when the ghost of his first wife, Elvira (Jemima Rooper) is summoned – and overstays her welcome in the following days, causing a rift between Charles and his at first disbelieving and then jealous second wife. The feuding wives, ghost and flesh, hatch plot and counter plot to sabotage each other’s and Charles’ existence but will they succeed?

DATES & INFO

Blithe Spirit plays from 1 March to 7 June 2014 at the Gielgud Theatre in London.

REVIEWS

★★★★★ “Angela Lansbury is perfect. A Top class show” Daily Mail
★★★★★ “Angela Lansbury is gob-smackingly brilliant” Express
★★★★★ “Angela Lansbury is terrific. A tour de force” Telegraph