19:45, Tue 18th – Sat 22nd October 2005 at ADC Theatre
Michaelmas Week 2
When widower Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth invite an eccentric local psychic to conduct a séance as research for Charles’ latest novel, they don’t expect much in the way of supernatural spectacle. Unfortunately for Charles, they are proved wrong by the materialization of his first wife, Elvira, who is determined to keep him under the thumb from six feet under.
The ghostly ménage à trois descends from confusion to chaos to carnage as Charles’ dreams of a quiet life come crashing down around him, along with much of his furniture...
Blithe Spirit is a hugely entertaining play from one of Britain’s best-loved dramatists. Brimming with Coward’s trademark wit and panache, it remains an enduring and classic comedy.