Blithe Spirit

March 2015

By Noel Coward

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, needs to learn about the occult for his next novel.  Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, is invited to hold a séance at his house. She inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. A hilarious madness ensues as the ghostly and jealous Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage to Ruth.

ACT I

Scene 1 Before dinner on a summer evening

Scene 2 After dinner

Scene 3 The next morning

ACT II

Scene 1 Late the following afternoon

Scene 2 Early evening. A few days later

Scene 3 After dinner. A few days later

Scene 4 Several hours later

 

The action of the play takes place in the living-room of Charles Condomine’s house in Kent. Set in the 1950s.

THE CAST

CHARLES

RUTH

ELVIRA

MADAM ARCATI

DR BRADMAN

MRS BRADMAN

EDITH

Neale Webb

Linda Montgomery

Carol Fitzsimons

Cherith Dalzell

Basil Conroy

Ida Dann

Jenny O'Reilly

THE CREW

DIRECTOR

PRODUCER
STAGE MANAGER

ASST STAGE MANAGER

STAGE CREW

PROPERTIES

CONTINUITY

LIGHTING & SOUND

COSTUMES

BOX OFFICE

FRONT OF HOUSE

Edwina Scanlon

Dick White

Brian Crawford

Harry Sheppard

David Murphy, Geoff Lovegrove

Cilla Turner, Amanda Johnston

Sally Crawford

Simon Grier

Hilary Bryan

Ann Rath

Malcolm Shaw

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