Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

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

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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 user "plantmonkey".