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New Edition Of Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/8

New Edition Of Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/8A new paperback edition of Noel Coward's classic comedy BLITHE SPIRIT is now available for pre-order, set for release next month.

Of note, the new edition of the legendary play is being released in conjunction with the current West End revival starring stage and screen icon Angela Lansbury, reprising her Tony Award-winning role of Madame Arcati.

The official description of the new edition of BLITHE SPIRIT is as follows: "We've stood up - we've lain down - we've concentrated. We've sat interminably while that tiresome old woman recited extremely unflattering verses at us. We're endured five séances - we've watched her fling herself in and out of trances until we're dizzy, and at the end of it all we find ourselves exactly where we were at the beginning. Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles's dead wife, Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles's new wife, Ruth. One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air - who will win in Coward's unworldly comedy? Written in 1941, Blithe Spirit remained the longest-running comedy in the history of the British theatre for three decades thereafter. Dealing with relationships on both sides of the grave, it is an enduring classic. A new edition of Coward's classic play published to coincide with the 2014 new West End revival at the Gielgud Theatre, starring Angela Lansberry as Madame Arcati."

The new edition of BLITHE SPIRIT will be released on April 8.

Order Noel Coward's BLITHE SPIRIT on Amazon here.

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