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Blithe Spirit

19th October 2018


BLITHE SPIRIT, by Noel Coward,marks Brockweir Amateur Dramatic Societies BADS first foray away from their hilarious pantomimes. Coward's wit was at its peak when he wrote this comedy of manners and the cast have thrown themselves into this seasonal production with ghosts, a séance and things that go bump in the night.

To research his next novel Charles hires Madame Arcati to conduct a séance, which has unexpected results. A ghost appears and all of a sudden Charles has two wives with which to contend, his present wife Ruth and a ghostly Elvira , his former wife , neither of whom are happy with their present circumstances . Hilarity ensues in this classic comedy.

Blithe Spirit aside from The Mousetrap holds the record for the longest run in the West End for a non-musical. Blithe Spirit has enjoyed successful runs and remounts on Broadway and the West End.

Alison Macklin is directing and she has assembled a stellar cast. Jonathan Smith plays Charles, Jen Chuter his wife Ruth and Corinne Cassidy his former wife Elvira. Rounding out the cast are the talented Paula Simpson as the eccentric Madame Arcati, Neil Denison and Renske Bouwens are the friends invited for the séance. Finally a BADS newcomer, Pauline Siddons, plays the maid and may steal the show.

BLITHE SPIRIT is performed on October 19th at Mackenzie Hall Brockweir October 20th at the Assembly Rooms St Briavels. Tickets are £8.00 and are available at the The Brockweir and Hewelsfield Village Shop or can be reserved by emailing [email protected] or calling 01291 689995 Tickets are also available at the door the night of the performances at 7:00, curtain is at 7:30.

All profits from these performances will go to local charity SARA where one of the cast volunteers.

For further information or production images contact Alison Macklin at 01291 680120 or [email protected]


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Mackenzie Hall
Mill Hill
NP16 7NW
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