Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium Madame Arcati - inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life and the afterlife get complicated.
Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses. Her gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, delighted both critics and audiences alike when the production opened in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season. With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a Blithe Spirit full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks.
Jennifer Saunders is much loved for the sketch show French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and for the hit comedy series and subsequent film, Absolutely Fabulous, which she both starred in and wrote.
Lisa Dillon (Ruth) is best known for her role as Mary Smith in BBC 1’s Cranford. Geoffrey Streatfeild’s credits include Spooks, The Thick of It, Traitors and the Histories Cycle at the RSC.
Richard Eyre, director of the National Theatre for ten years, is the winner of five Olivier Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Designer Anthony Ward’s numerous productions include Tony Award winning Mary Stuart and Olivier Award winning Oklahoma!
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When you arrive at this venue, you may be asked to fill out a health questionnaire or have your temperature taken.
This venue has additional Covid-19 safety measures in place to ensure the health and well-being of the staff, performers, and guests.
This venue is complying with the latest industry 'See It Safely' guidelines.
Now taking bookings for performances from Thu 16th September 2021 until Sat 6th November 2021.
Show times for each day are below.
Angela Lansbury is perfect. A top class show. A WEST END EVENT
Angela Lansbury is terrific. A TOUR DE FORCE
Angela Lansbury GOB-SMACKINGLY BRILLIANT
Angela Lansbury’s return to the West End is something to treasure
Michael Blakemore’s production is OUT OF THIS WORLD
Bus routes: (Haymarket) 3, 6, 12, 13, 19, 23, 38, 88, 139; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 22, 94
Night buses: (Haymarket) 6, 12, 23, 139, 88, N3, N13, N18, N19, N38, N97, N136, N550, N551; (Piccadilly Circus) 14, 94, N22
Nearest rail: Charing Cross
Tube lines: Bakerloo, Piccadilly
Nearest tube: Piccadilly Circus
Directions from Piccadilly Circus :
(3mins) Take Coventry Street up to Oxendon Road; the theatre is 100 metres along on the right.
Car park: Leicester Square, Whitcomb Street (1min)
In congestion zone?: Yes
Infrared hearing loop
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Harold Pinter Theatre, London
Sat 6th November 2021