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Production Name

Blithe Spirit

Production Genre

Production Date


2003 June

Fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who has remarried, finds himself haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Clever, insistent and well aware of Charles' shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati. As everyone's personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She “passes over” and joins Elvira, allowing the two “blithe spirits” to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.


Cast & Crew

Cast in order of appearance:

Edith (a maid) - Emily Turner
Ruth - Sheila Rider
Charles - Kevin Hope
Dr Bradman - Brian Rider
Mrs Bradman - Julie Warren
Madame Arcarti - Hilary Wiseman
Elvira - Pam Horne
The Voice of Daphne - Lucy Curtis

Producer and Director - Kevin Hope
Stage Manager - Nigel Whitehead
Props - Maxine Shepherd
Sound - Andy Horne
Lighting - Derek Brotherston and Paul Warwick
Wardrobe and Make-up - Betty Cowen and Kate Underwood
Set Construction - Philip Shepherd and John Morris
Artwork - Kate Underwood and Brian Rider
Prompt - John Pickering and Betty Cowen
Refreshments - Juliet McGill and Janet Warwick
Front of House - John Wheatley
Box Office - Sheila Rider
Programme and Publicity - David McGill

Costumes from Wacky Wardrobe

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