Ruthie Henshall joins Blithe Spirit at Apollo 2 March 2011

Ruthie Henshall joins the cast for The Theatre Royal Bath production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, which opens at the Apollo Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, 9 March 2011, following previews from 2 March - booking to 18 June 2011, following a UK tour.

She Joins previously mentioned Alison Steadman (Madame Arcati), Hermione Norris (Ruth Condomine) & Robert Bathurst (Charles Condomine).

Ruthie Henshall plays Elvira. Her West End stage credits include "Marguerite" at the Haymarket in 2008; "The Woman In White" at the Palace in 2005; "Peggy Sue Got Married" at the Shaftesbury Theatre in 2001; "Chicago" as Roxy Hart in 1997 and 2009; Nancy in Cameron Mackintosh’s 1996 revival of Oliver!; She won the award for Best Actress in a Musical for "She Loves Me" in 1995.

Blithe Spirit is directed by Thea Sharrock, designed by Hildegard Bechtler, lighting by Mark Henderson.

Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium manages to conjure up the ghost of Charles’s neurotic first wife, Elvira, at a seance. They have assumed the preposterous Madame Arcati is a fraud who will simply entertain their dinner guests with a little chicanery and supply Charles with material for his forthcoming novel. But when Elvira appears, visible only to Charles, and is determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – begin to get complicated.

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