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  One of the UK's largest community run theatres

On for this week only.
Bring your family and deceased relatives* to see:

 

Flawless performances ... fantastic production

G Halliday

Join Charles Condomine (James Claxton) and his many wives for the last showing of Blithe Spirit on Saturday

 
Terrific set, stylishly dressed ... Characters came across clearly. A well crafted evening,  really enjoyed it.

A Peter

Current Cast and the Hippodrome 1955 cast of Blithe Spirit. 

Blithe Spirit
29th Nov - 2nd Dec 2017

Researching his new novel, sceptical author Charles Condomine invites the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house for an elegant dinner party. While consumed in a trance, she unwittingly conjures the ghost of Charles’ deceased first wife, the gorgeous and ever-so-naughty Elvira.

Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, his odd behaviour soon upsets his new and very much alive wife, the straight-laced and super-rational Ruth. Now if he wants his latest marriage to stand a chance, he’d better conjure up a solution... and fast!

Mayhem and farce ensue as the two feuding wives fight to the bitter end for the love of their mutual husband.


BLITHE SPIRIT is a play full of laughs and love, mischievous ghosts and sparkling wit. Come and be spirited away this winter with the delightful comedy by The Master – Noël Coward.

Directed by Richard Holley
 

CAST:

CHARLES CONDOMINE - James Claxton

RUTH - CONDOMINE -  Liv Bellamy Brown

ELVIRA CONDOMINE -  Angela Mayall

MADAME ARCATI -  Emma Stafford

DR. BRADMAN -  Dan Clay

MRS. BRADMAN -  Natasha Priestley

EDITH -  Ellie Spooner

 

* Discounts available for ghosts and ectoplasmic resonances