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Blithe Spirit (1971)

Blithe Spirit
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Tom Roberts
10 – 13 March 1971

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of ‘Private Lives’ offers up fussy, cantakerous 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. As the personalities clash, Charles’ current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, “passes over”, joins Elvira and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.


Edith – Janice Wood
Ruth – Mavis Dunphy
Charles – Maurice Tripp
Dr Bradman – Ted Brooks
Mrs Bradman – Dot Hamlin
Madame Acarti – Kathy Clarke
Elvira – June Janes


Stage Managers – John Brace, John Foord-Divers
Assistant Stage Manager – Jill Dodds
Lighting – Brian Hunt
Costumes – Joan Robarts
Properties – Sheila Fryatt