Blithe Spirit

A comedy by Noel Coward
Tuesday 22 October 1957 - Friday 25 October 1957
The Little Theatre, Old Royal Marines Camp, Butts Close, Faringdon
Directed by Kathleen Daish

Tickets were available from White Bros (hairdressers), 7 Cornmarket, Faringdon.

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

The action of the play passes in the living room of Charles Condomine’s house in Kent.


See the programme for further details, it cost thrupence 3d (about 1p in today’s money).

Cast (in order of appearance):

Edith - Stella Tanner
Ruth - Eileen Heath
Charles - Sam Heath
Dr Bradman - Bill Reeves
Mrs Bradman - Kathleen Burtwell
Madame Arcati - Nancy Reeves
Elvira - Eileen Drew

See programme for further details.

Production No.23 (4 shows were performed over 4 days)