by Noël Coward
Directed by Jess Reilly
Date & Time: 14-18 March 2017
7.30pm (8pm Friday; +2:30pm Saturday matinee)
Venue: Oxford Playhouse, Beaumont Street, Oxford
Oxford Theatre Guild returns to the Playhouse with an enchanting, vibrant production of this Coward classic
The master comic playwright, Noël Coward’s famous play makes sparkling use of his arch wit to examine a most unusual domestic dispute…
When charming socialite and author, Charles, hosts a séance, he never expected it to work – let alone summon up the spirit of his first wife! Beautiful, seductive and a tad vengeful, Elvira is intent on winning Charles back. But his new wife, Ruth, isn’t giving up without a fight. Ghosts, gasps and other-worldly wit abound in this ‘spirited’ comedy.
Charles: Paul Clifford
Ruth: Helen Taylor
Elvira: Cate Nunn
Madame Arcati: Barbara Denton
Edith: Eve Callow-Salt
Dr Bradman: Matthew Blurton
Mrs Bradman: Alison Stibbe
The sound design for this production of Blithe Spirit incorporates "Cuckoo" by freesound.org user "plantmonkey".