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Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward

Midland Players will present Noel Coward’s classic 1941 comedy farce, Blithe Spirit…. with added extras!. Immersive actors will engage and entertain the audience on entrance to the theatre to bring to life a fantastical carnival feel and re-enact the 1930’s obsession with the occult. The audience are encouraged to attend in 1920’s/1930’s costume to enhance their enjoyment of this glamorous time period.

The “high spirited” production will be presented in the University of Sheffield Drama Studio Theatre, Shearwood Rd, Broomhall, Sheffield S10 2TD. Doors open at 7:00pm and the curtain goes up at 7:30 p.m on Wednesday to Saturday 21st - 24th September. Standard tickets are £10.00, with concessions at £8.00.

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.