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.
Scene 1 Before dinner on a summer evening
Scene 2 After dinner
Scene 3 The next morning
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.
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FRONT OF HOUSE
Brian Crawford & Sylvia Reynolds
Edie Sheppard & Caroline Gillespie
The Ferguson Family