Blithe Spirit prod

Blithe Spirit

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Theatre Royal Brighton

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Wed 22 Jan - Sat 25 Jan 2020

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Theatre Royal Brightonchange

Wed 22 Jan - Sat 25 Jan 2020
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Wed and Fri at 19:45
Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:45
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

Theatre Royal Brighton

New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Brighton Rail Station
Monday - Friday show days: 12pm – 8pm. Non-show days: 12pm – 5pm | Saturday show days: 10am – 8pm. Non-show days: 10am – 5pm
Please note the Box Office is only open Sundays when there is a performance scheduled, and in this case it will open 2 hours prior to the performance and close 30 minutes after the show has commenced (Approx 17:30-20:30).
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Getting here
Access
There are bars on every level who can take orders for interval drinks.
There is no cloakroom available at this venue.

Theatre Royal Brighton has entertained audiences for over 212 years. This Grade II* listed building is one of the oldest theatres in the country and continues to delight audiences with pre and post West End shows.

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Watch the trailer

Theatre Royal Brightonchange

Wed 22 Jan - Sat 25 Jan 2020
New Road, Brighton, BN1 1SD
Wed and Fri at 19:45
Thu and Sat at 14:30 and 19:45
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]