BLITHE SPIRIT

BLITHE SPIRIT

Programme

Directed by:  Jane Towell

Production Date:  May 1961

Playwright:  Noel Coward

Genre:  Comedy Farce

Group:  BHTC

Staged:   The Park Centre, Burgess Hill

Jo White

Betty Dann

Dennis Nye

Robert Aylett

Norma Phelan

Judy Bytheway

Yvonne Jones

Cast

Edith (A Maid)

Ruth

Charles

Dr Bradman

Mrs Bradman

Madame Arcarti

Elvira

Synopsis: 

 

To collect material for a new book, author Charles Condomine invites local medium Madame Arcarti to conduct a seance at his home.

 

This causes Charles's first wife (Elvira) to return from death, but she is only visible and audible to Charles and makes his life impossible.

 

Plotting to get Charles to join her in the spirit world, Elvira tampers with the car but ironically, it's Ruth (Charles's 2nd wife) who dies at the wheel, joining Elvira on the 'other side'.

 

Now plagued by two jealous spirits, he enlists Madame Arcarti's help to exorcize them, which she never quite manages......

 

 

 

Crew

Leon Figg

Jack Trowbridge

Wendy Evison

Pat McSweeney

H Hopkins

Alan Dann & Peter Campbell

Ester Aylett

Anthony White

Sheila Wells

Bernard Clayman

Stage Manager

Assistant Stage Manager

Prompt

Properties

Lighting

Effects

Wardrobe

Set Designer

Publicity

Front of House 

 

PLAYWRIGHT:  Noel Coward. 'Blithe Spirit' which he wrote in 1941, originally broke all box-office records for a West End comedy and was subsequently made into a film directed by David Lean. 

BHTC Production Number: 19

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