Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward
March 2015

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.

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

Small Running Title

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

ALBUM