by Noël Coward


Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward which takes its title from Shelley's poem To a Skylark ("Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! / Bird thou never wert").

The play was first seen in the West End of London in 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances. It also did well on Broadway later that year, running for 657 performances. Coward adapted the play for film in 1945, starring Rex Harrison, and directed a musical adaptation, High Spirits, on Broadway in 1964. It was also adapted for television in the 1950s and 1960s and for radio. The play enjoyed several West End and Broadway revivals in the 1970s and 1980s and was revived again in London in 2004 and 2011. It returned to Broadway in February 2009.


Charles Condomine David Cooper
Dr Bradman Nigel Gray
Edith Lucy Godwin
Ruth Kathryn Daw
Madame Arcati Jane Cooper
Mrs Bradman Ruth Cox
Elvira Kim Richmond-Bailey


Director Bernard Godwin
Producer Aaron Shakespeare
Box Office Pat & Lou Crosswell
Costumes Lynn Tilling / Rosie Tilling
Front of House Maggie Hewitt / Alastair Johnston / Francoise Cluz
Lighting & Sound Paul Hickey
Sound equipment Integrated Circles Limited
Makeup Alison Squires
Poster & Programme Trevor Pyne
Prompt Jackie Flynn
Publicity Aaron Shakespeare / Pat Wilson
Set Builders & Painters Nigel Gray / Gordon Thomson / Cheska Moon / Ian Je
Stage Manager Lucy Godwin
Assistant Stage Managers Trevor Pyne / Lucy Gray


The Magdalene Players

The Magdalene Players are an Amateur Drama Group based in Wandsworth, London, England. We have been performing at the St Mary Magdalene Church Hall in London, SW17 7HP since 1980.

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