A woman peers out towards a smokey cloud

BLITHE SPIRIT

by Noël Coward
Mon 10 - Sat 15 February 2020
Tickets £25-£55*

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STARRING JENNIFER SAUNDERS
with LISA DILLON, GEOFFREY STREATFIELD, SIMON COATES AND LUCY ROBINSON

Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, has delighted both critics and audiences. With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a Blithe Spirit full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks.

Novelist 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.

Running Time

Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes including an interval

Tickets

Monday - Saturday, 7.45pm
and Saturday, 2.30pm: £25/£35/£45/£55*
Thursday, 2.30pm: £25/£35/£45*

*All ticket prices include a £3 per-ticket booking fee

Assisted Performances:

Audio Described performance: Saturday 15 February, 2:30pm

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Jennifer Saunders (Madame Arcati)

Jennifer Saunders is much loved for the sketch show French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and for the hit comedy series and subsequent film, Absolutely Fabulous, which she both wrote and starred in.

Directed by Richard Eyre
Designed by Anthony Ward
Lighting Designed by Howard Harrison

Gallery

  • A clairvoyant leads a séance with four people round a table
  • A man and a clairvoyant sit together, whilst his wife and ghost of his ex-wife watch
  • A woman reads a newspaper
  • A maid carries a tray of drinks
  • A clairvoyant looks into a crystal ball whilst a man, his wife and ghost of his ex-wife watch
  • A man stands in a robe
  • 'Absolutely fabulous... comic gold'

    SUNDAY EXPRESS
  • 'Jennifer Saunders... brilliantly funny. Enormous life affirming fun'

    THE TIMES
  • 'A revelation... a fabulous Coward revival'

    DAILY TELEGRAPH