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Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. The role of one of Noel Coward’s bestloved characters, the preposterous clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, is perfectly suited to her extraordinary talents. With a distinguished creative team, this Blithe Spirt promises to be one of the theatrical highlights of the year.
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, at a seance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated.
Written in 1941, Coward’s inventive, witty and meticulously engineered comedy distracted the public from the horrors of World War II. The show had a record-breaking run in the West End and on Broadway and has been a favourite ever since.