Blithe Spirit (2014)
by Noël Coward
The play is set in the early 1940s. The action of the play passes in the living room of Charles Condonmine's house in Kent.
Noel Coward wrote, 'I will ever be grateful for the almost psychic gift that enabled me to write Blithe Spirit in five days during one of the darkest years of the war.' He called it an 'imporbable farce'. It remained the longest running comedy in the British theatre for three decades thereafter.
- Edith - Shelley Talton
- Ruth Condomine - Naomi Liddle
- Charles Condomine - Mark Vinson
- Dr Bradman - Guy Jones
- Mrs Bradman - Stephanie Urquhart
- Madame Arcati - Jennifer Cooper
- Elvira Condomine - Lucy Fletcher
- Stage Manager - Francesca Bastiani
- Set Designer - Chaz Doyle
- Costume Designer - Val Williams
- Lighting Designer - Anna Callender
- Sound Designer - Gerard Johnson
- Lighting & Sound Operator - Sarah Farage
- Assistant Stage Managers - Noah Wright and Shelley Talton
- Props - Alan Buckman and cast
- Poster Designer - Chaz Doyle
- Scenic Artist - Hazel Hindle
- Programme Designer - Mark Ireson
- Set Builders - Chaz Doyle, David Cox, Noah Wright, Daniel Kelly, Francesca Bastiani, Ellie Nye and cast
- Photographer - Phil Gammon
- Theatre Representative - Lisa Thomas
Sincere thanks to the many people who have helped with this production: Sarah and Robin at The Hope and Fiona and Michael at The Park for rehearsal space and generosity in providing this; Emmaus for generous loan of furniture and props, Anton Krause for invaluable advice and Katharine Limb for giving voice to "Daphne".
Many thanks to the wonderful cast and crew for their commitment, support and dedication. Thanks also to SLT Theatre Committee, Anna Toumanova-Sturdey, Linda at The Floral Hall,Naomi Liddle, Jennifer Cooper, Guy Jones, Ron Sales, Jenny Harris, Lily Ann Green, Malcolm Woodman, Matthew and all the bar staff, Jess and all the Box Office staff, the Front of House team and all the raffle volunteers.
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Other SLT productions by Noël Coward:
- Present Laughter (1972)
- Present Laughter (2011)
- Red Peppers (1981)
- Hay Fever (1984)
- Cowardy Custard (1984), by Gerald Frow, Alan Strachan & Wendy Toye featuring the words & music of Noel Coward
- Ways and Means (1989), Shadows Of The Evening (1989), Come Into The Garden Maud (1989)
- Come Into The Garden Maud (2003)
- Private Lives (2006)
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