Directed by: Jane Towell
Production Date: May 1961
Playwright: Noel Coward
Genre: Comedy Farce
Staged: The Park Centre, Burgess Hill
Edith (A Maid)
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......
Alan Dann & Peter Campbell
Assistant Stage Manager
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