Blithe Spirit prod

Blithe Spirit

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Duke of York's Theatre

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Thu 5 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2020

  Tickets available from £20.00
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TRANSFERRING TO THE WEST END FOR SIX WEEKS ONLY

Duke of York's Theatrechange

Thu 5 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2020
104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Tue at 14:30 on 17, 24 & 31 Mar
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]

Why go and see it?

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.

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.

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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.

Jennifer Saunders gives a brilliantly physical display of comic clowning
- Sunday Times
Coward’s sublimely crafted dialogue. Jennifer Saunders…a splendid Madame Arcati
- Mail on Sunday

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!

What the critics say

Absolutely fabulous… comic gold. Jennifer Saunders is a delight
- Sunday Express
Jennifer Saunders… brilliantly funny. Enormous life affirming fun
- Times
Jennifer Saunders… a revelation. A fabulous Coward revival. Richard Eyre has cast to perfection across the board
- Daily Telegraph

Duke of York's Theatre

104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
Leicester Square
Monday to Saturday, 10.00 - 19.30
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Getting here
Access
The Duke of York's have two bars to choose from, one on the Stalls and The Terrace Bar on Upper Circle level. The Terrace Bar is offered exclusively to ticket holders an hour and a half prior to curtain up. The bar provides an ambient, relaxing setting enabling you to unwind with specialty cocktails and soft music. There is no better way to take the edge off of your busy day before enjoying a wonderful evening of theatre. Please email [email protected] to reserve a table, stating the date and time of the performance and your contact details.
Add that VIP experience to your visit by upgrading your ticket to include access to our excusive Ambassador Lounge. You will be greeted on arrival by one of our dedicated hosts who will escort you to your table. For more information, please contact 0844 871 3022 (Calls cost 7p per minute, plus your phone company's access charge)
A cloakroom is available at this venue.

The Duke of York’s Theatre opened in 1892, then named the Trafalgar Square Theatre, and was renamed to its current name in 1895 to honour the future King George V. The theatre has housed acclaimed productions since, such as King Lear, and playing host to many famous names, including Sir Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Michael Gambon and Jeremy Irons.

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Duke of York's Theatrechange

Thu 5 Mar - Sat 11 Apr 2020
104 St Martin's Ln, London WC2N 4BG, UK
Mon - Sat at 19:30
Thu and Sat at 14:30
Tue at 14:30 on 17, 24 & 31 Mar
For bookings of 10 or more please contact our group teams as below;
West End venues, Group Line 020 7206 1174 or email [email protected]
All other venues please call 020 7206 1179 or email [email protected]