Wymondham Players to perform Blithe Spirit

Wymondham Players' April production will be Noel Coward's wonderful astral comedy 'Blithe Spirit'

Written to raise the 'spirits' of the British people in the dark wartime days of 1941, Coward described this play as 'an improbable farce'.

The action takes place in the living room of the Condomine's house in 1930s Kent. The period is invoked by the setting and costumes, together with the 'plummy' accents and Coward's typically witty dialogue. The play is as much an insight into love and marriage as into death and the afterlife.

Charles Condomine, a socialite and successful novelist, wants to research the occult for a novel he is writing, and he arranges for an eccentric medium, Madam Arcati, to hold a s�ance at his house. He expects it all to be nothing more than an amusing sham, and invites the local doctor and his wife along to share in the fun. However, at the s�ance, Madam Arcati inadvertently summons an unexpected spirit who shakes up the cosy life of the Condomine household. The final member of the cast, Edith, the Condomine's new maid, has a secret revealed at the very end of the play, prior to a spectacular ending.

The play runs from April 18 to 21 at Central Hall, Wymondham, with curtain-up at 7.45pm. Tickets are �7 (�6 concessions) from the website www.wymondhamplayers.org.uk, Box Office 01953 601198 or Geo Reeve, Market Street, Wymondham.

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