Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

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About the show

In 2017 the Nonentites celebrate their 80th birthday –and to mark this marvellous milestone each play in the 2017-2018 season will feature a play from each decade the Nonentities have been performing. We kick off the new ‘decades’ season with the classic supernatural comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’ by Noel Coward. Written in 1941, it remained the longest running comedy in British theatre for three decades. “Blithe Spirit” revolves around Charles, an author, who is planning a séance as research for his new book. He invites an eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, into his home, intending to expose her as a fraud. To witness this event, Charles and his second wife, Ruth, invite the sceptical Dr. Bradman and his anxious-to-believe wife, Violet. When, in the course of the seance, Madam Arcati mistakenly summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, back from the beyond, things get thoroughly out of hand with hilarious results!