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Blithe Spirit

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Until April 11, 2020

As the psychic Madame Arcati in this marvellous production, Saunders channels AbFab's Edina - only with more intrepidity

The Independent

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Starring Jennifer Saunders

TV legend Jennifer Saunders returns to the West End stage as a quirky medium in Noel Cowards iconic comedy, Blithe Spirit. After thrilling audiences at the Theatre Royal Bath last summer, the Richard Eyre helmed production has packed up its crystal ball and heads to the Duke of York's Theatre for a limited spring run.

When Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth invite eccentric medium Madame Arcati (Saunders) to conduct a seance at their home all hell breaks loose, literally. As Charles' first wife Elvira returns to the human world (only visible to Charles) she is determined to ruin her husband's new marriage, no matter the consequences...

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Dates

Opening night: 3 March 2020

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Cast

Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati
Geoffrey Streatfeild as Charles
Lisa Dillon as Ruth
Emma Naomi as Elvira
Simon Coates as Dr. Bradman
Lucy Robinson as Mrs. Bradman
Rose Wardlaw as Edith

Creative

Written by Noel Coward 
Directed by Richard Eyre

What you thought

2 reviews, average rating: (2.5 Stars)

2.5 star rating

Ms E : “Sorry to say”

As I sat down in the beautifully ornate Richmond Theatre, I was transported... more

Stuart Williams J: “Blithe Spirit”

Fully agree with previous review. Tired, wooden, dull. I looked at my watch... more

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