Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

Full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks

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23 September 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“If you're a Jennifer Saunders fan you mustn't miss her turn as the eccentric psychic Madame Arcati in this classic Noel Coward comedy.”

Overview

Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated.

Critic reviews

Jennifer Saunders is hysterically funny as one of drama’s greatest comic creations

The Independent

Jennifer Saunders delights as a dotty medium in Richard Eyre’s revival of this Noel Coward classic

The Stage

This is classic Coward territory of warring spouses and misunderstandings of communication

London Theatre

Jennifer Saunders in serious comedy

The Arts Desk

Saunders kicks ass as Madame Arcati

The Times

Worth a trip for Saunders's spiritualist

Broadway World

More ham dram than ab fab

Londonist

Scene-stealer Jennifer Saunders summons a spirited act

Evening Standard

Jennifer Saunders single-handedly saves this creaking Coward comedy

The Telegraph

Saunders unleashes unruly forces in Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit

Financial Times

Jennifer Saunders is scene-stealing – if familiar – in Noël Coward’s supernatural comedy

Time Out

A rare and ultimately forgettable misfire for Eyre

The Upcoming

Date & time

Until 11 Apr
Thu 5 Mar - Sat 11 Apr, 2.30pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Duke of York's Theatre
St Martin's Lane WC2N 4BG London, UK · Get Directions
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