Blithe Spirit

£20-£49.50

Blithe Spirit opened in 1941 when it played for over 2,000 performances and hugely raised wartime spirits. 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, 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.

Schedule

Running Time: 2 hours and 30 minutes

Apollo Theatre

(London, )
29 Shaftesbury Avenue
London,
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2019
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis has announced the creative team that will shape its epic production of Tony Kushner's Angels in America: Parts One and Two, running September 4 a?" October 6.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
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by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jul 10, 2019
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by Shari Barrett - Jul 1, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2019
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by Review Roundups - Aug 23, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2019
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by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
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by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2019
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