Award winning author Charles Condomine is working on his latest novel, “The Unseen.” As part of his research, he and his wife Ruth host a séance with an eccentric local medium known as Madame Arcati, hoping to gather ‘jargon’ and ‘tricks of the trade’ for his book. The scheme backfires and the evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles’ deceased first wife, the seductive and temperamental Elvira, who doesn’t have plans to leave.
Lighthearted and endearing, this otherworldly, famous classic is sure to tickle your goosebumps!
The performance is directed by Curtain Call School of Speech & Drama’s owner Jo Ellis.
Playwright Noel Coward wrote “Blithe Spirit” in 1940, shortly after his London apartment with bombed by German forces during the Blitz. After heading to Port Meirion in Wales, Coward was determined to write a play that would serve as a diversion from the dangers faced by Britons on their home soil. Written in just five days, it was first performed in London in June 1941, running for 1,997 performances.