Blithe Spirit

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Olivier Award winner Sir Richard Eyre directs Jennifer Saunders in Noël Coward’s classic comedy at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London.

BAFTA winner Jennifer Saunders, one of the UK’s most popular comic actors, will revive her role as the preposterous clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Noël Coward’s comedy about death and the afterlife.

Blithe Spirit is booking until 11 April 2020 at the Duke of York’s Theatre, London.

What’s the Story?

Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium 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.

Who’s in it? Blithe Spirit Cast

The cast features Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati, Geoffrey Streatfeild as Charles, Lisa Dillon as Ruth Condomine, Emma Naomi as Elvira, Simon Coates as Dr Bradman, Lucy Robinson as Mrs Bradman, and Rose Wardlaw as Edith.

Creative Team

Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward is directed by Sir Richard Eyre with set and costume design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by John Leonard and illusions by Paul Kieve.

Reviews

★★★★ ‘Jennifer Saunders… brilliantly funny. Enormous life affirming fun’ – Times

★★★★ ‘Jennifer Saunders… a revelation. A  fabulous Coward revival. Richard Eyre has cast to perfection across the board’ – Daily Telegraph

‘Absolutely fabulous… comic gold. Jennifer Saunders is a delight’ – Sunday Express

‘Jennifer Saunders gives a brilliantly physical display of comic clowning’ – Sunday Times

‘Coward’s sublimely crafted dialogue. Jennifer Saunders…a splendid Madam Arcati’ – Mail on Sunday

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Theatre Information

Duke of York's Theatre
Address: 45 St Martin's Lane, London, WC2N 4BG
Nearest Underground: Leicester Square (Northern line, Piccadilly line), Charing Cross (Northern line, Bakerloo line), Embankment (Northern line, Bakerloo line, District line, Circle line)
Nearest Buses: 14, 19, 22, 24, 29, 38, 40, 176


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