24th Apr, 2019

Laughs aplenty as Coward classic is spirited onto the Alvechurch stage

THE Noel Coward classic Blithe Spirit is the spring production of Alvechurch Dramatic Society.

Running from Thursday, April 11 to Saturday, April 13 at Alvechurch Village Hall, it promises laughs aplenty in hands of these excellent players.

Subtitled ‘an improbable farce’, this much loved play follows the comic mishaps of writer Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.

But the scheme backfires when the séance accidentally summons the ghost of his first wife, Elvira.

Unseen by all except for Charles, Elvira proceeds to spread chaos in her attempts to disrupt his marriage to his second wife, Ruth.

But to what lengths will she go to win him back for good?

This clever play displays all of Coward’s trademark wit and invention – theatre critic Charles Spencer said that ‘…with Hay Fever and Private Lives, Blithe Spirit strikes me as being one of Coward’s three indisputable comic masterpieces.’

Last performed by ADS in November 1964, they are delighted to be able to bring it back to the Village Hall stage.

Tickets are £7/£6 from The Lounge, Alvechurch, on 07984 570763; or email: ads.alvechurch@gmail.com

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