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Blithe Spirit (1957)

Blithe Spirit
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Tom Ellis
23 – 26 October 1957

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives,offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.


Edith – Doris Chown
Ruth – Joan Ewens
Charles – Frank Pearse
Doctor Bradman – Walter Cornforth
Mrs Bradman – Joan March
Madame Arcati – Betty Lankford
Elvira – Pam Kosh


Stage Manager – Bill Brookes
Assistants – Bill Gauld, John Monk, Harold Snelling
Properties – Mavis Hutchinson, Mary Head, Christine Mathews
Set Design and Décor – Fred Arundell
Electricians – Stan Baldwin, John Broughton
Costumes – Janet Thorne
Special Effects and Recordings – Eric F. Ewens and Bill Brookes
Wigs – Nathans