BLITHE SPIRIT – London
Theatre legend, Oscar-winner and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the West End in a new production of Noël Coward’s Blithe Spirit. Angela will reunite with director Michael Blakemore to reprise her 2009 Tony Award-winning role as Madame Arcati.
Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward which takes its title from Shelley’s poem “To a Skylark” (“Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! / Bird thou never wert”). The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. After the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Blithe Spirit begins performances March 1, 2014 at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
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