Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT Opens in the West End
Ruthie Henshall, Alison Steadman, Robert Bathurst, and Hermione Norris star in BLITHE SPIRIT which just opened at the Apollo Theatre in the West End. The production had played Bath's Theatre Royal from November 3-13, the Brighton Theatre Royal from November 16-21, Cambridge's Arts Theatre from November 22-27, the Milton Keynes Theatre from February 14-19 and the Richmond Theatre from February 21-26. BroadwayWorld brings you production photos from the West End engagement below!
BLITHE SPIRIT is being directed by Thea Sharrock. When Blithe Spirit opened in 1941 it played for over 2,000 performances and it has been one of the world's favourite comedies ever since. Its razor-sharp wit and wonderful characters have continued to raise spirits both in the audience and on stage.
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 (Henshall), 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 determined to sabotage his current marriage, life - and the afterlife - begin to get complicated.
To book tickets for the West End run, contact the box office on 0871 297 0777, or visit www.nimaxtheatres.com.
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Robert Bathurst, Alison Steadman and Hermione Norris
Ruthie Henshall and Alison Steadman
Hermione Norris and Alison Steadman