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Blithe Spirit
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Blithe Spirit Tickets

London
Harold Pinter Theatre
15 Sep 2021 - 6 Nov 2021

Blithe Spirit Information

Blithe Spirit is centered on novelist Charles Condomine, who is attempting to conduct research into the occult and clairvoyance for his next novel. The show was first seen on the West End in 1941, running for nearly 2,000 performances.

The Blithe Spirit play sees Charles invite a group of eccentric individuals for dinner. Part of the esteemed crowd is Madame Arcati, who conjures up spirits from the dead. But nobody’s expecting Arcati to resurrect the spirit of Charles’ ex-wife. Chaos ensues around the table in this hit British comedy, considered to be one of Noël Coward’s finest.

Blithe Spirit is a popular choice of play in London. In 2014, Angela Lansbury played the role of Madame Arcati, alongside Jemima Rooper, Janie Dee, and Charles Edwards in the cast. Blithe Spirit even toured the UK in 2011, starring Alison Steadman. This Blithe Spirit London production first began at Theatre Royal Bath. This production brings Blithe Spirit back to the West End after its run at the Duke of York’s Theatre was interrupted due to the Covid-19 pandemic in March 2020.

Blithe Spirit isn’t just a stage play, though. It’s also been adapted for film, television, and radio. The first Blithe Spirit film was released in 1945, and it was adapted by Noël Coward himself. The 2020 Blithe Spirit film stars Dan Stevens, Isla Fisher, and Judi Dench. There’s even a musical — the 1964 musical High Spirits is inspired by Blithe Spirit.

The Blithe Spirit creative team includes direction by Richard Eyre, who has previously directed Mary Poppins and Ghosts. Scenic design is by Anthony Ward, with lighting design by Howard Harrison and sound design by John Leonard, and illusions by Paul Kieve. The London Theatre review of Blithe Spirit in London in 2020 reads, “Eyre's production - and the wives themselves - achieve liftoff, literally so, in the second half when Anthony Ward's set and Paul Kieve's illusions provide a memorable comic finale.”

Pre Visit Requirements

Mask

We recommend that you wear a mask while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

Health check

When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

This venue is complying with the latest industry See It Safely guidelines.

Important COVID-19 information

Mask

You are required to wear a mask at all times while inside this venue.

Proof of vaccine and/or test

You are required to show proof of a negative Covid-19 test or proof of vaccination in order to attend this performance.

Health check

When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.

Covid safety

This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.

Additional information

This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.

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Opening date

September 15th, 2021

Closing date

November 6th, 2021

Booking from

September 16th, 2021

Booking until

November 6th, 2021

Venue

Harold Pinter Theatre

Age

Noël Coward’s classic comedy starring Jennifer Saunders

Show schedule

Sorry, no performance schedule available.

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Harold Pinter Theatre Information

Harold Pinter Theatre
6 Panton Street, London, United Kingdom, SW1Y 4DN

Directions

Location: West End Railway station: Charing Cross Bus numbers: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94 Night bus numbers: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22 Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min) Directions from tube: (3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.

Cast and creative

By: Noel Coward Director: Richard Eyre Cast list: Jennifer Saunders, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Lisa Dillon, Emma Naomi, Simon Coates, Lucy Robinson and Rose Wardlaw Design: Anthony Ward Lighting: Howard Harrison Sound: John Leonard Other info: Illusions by Paul Kieve

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