High Spirits archiveA musical based on Noel Coward's comedy Blithe Spirit. The play begins at a dinner party given by Charles and Ruth Condomine, a sceptical couple who, to entertain some guests, invite a medium to their home to work the Ouija board. Madame Arcati successfully calls Edith, Charles' dead wife, from the spirit world, only to find herself unable to send Edith back. The ensuing debacle is at times hilarious and at times heart wrenchingly sad, as Charles falls in love all over again with his selfish first wife and Ruth adapts to living with a ghost.


James Staddon (Charles), Sarah Payne (Ruth), Kate Graham (Elvira), Gay Hamilton (Madame Arcarti), Rachel Clarke, John McManus, Llio Millward, Nigel Pilkington, Maria Rallings, Geoffrey Abbott (Dr Bradman)


Music: Hugh Martin
Lyrics: Timothy Gray
Company: Ballantrae Theatre Productions
Director(s): Raymond Wright, Alex Scrivenor (assistant), Nathan Martin (music)
Lighting: Robin Carter
Design: Claire Lyth
Other: Matthew Freeman (musical supervisor)
Choreographer: Alison Pollard
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High Spirits

High Spirits (Musical) production archive for QTIX code T0297035683. Details of all High Spirits archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S01745277108

Archive Listings

29 Dec 00
3 Feb 01
Bridewell Theatre
Inner London
Greater London

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