Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit – (On Air)
20th May 2023
Tickets from £19.50
Running time approx TBC
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A theatrical classic, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit tells the story of Charles Condomine, a writer who invites a psychic medium, Madame Arcati, to his home to conduct a séance as research for his new book. However, the séance goes awry, and the ghost of Charles’ first wife, Elvira, is summoned back from the dead. Elvira is visible only to Charles and causes chaos in his life by attempting to disrupt his second marriage to his current wife, Ruth.
Charles’ attempts to rid himself of Elvira only lead to more problems, and soon Ruth becomes suspicious of his behaviour. Madame Arcati tries to help, but her efforts only complicate things further, and Charles finds himself caught between the two women, between life and death, and struggles to keep his sanity intact.
Starring: Jenny Seagrove, Honeysuckle Weeks, Tristan Gemmill, Louisa Clein, Ben Nealon, Marti Webb and Shannon Rewcroft.
WHAT IS A RADIO PLAY?
A radio play is a performance which has little or no visual components, and depends on dialogue, music and sound effects to tell its story.
This Radio Play will be read in an authentic studio setting and brought to life with a foley artist recreating sound effects and atmospherics in the style of vintage radio drama live on stage.