Event Blithe Spirit
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Venue His Majesty's Theatre, Brisbane, QLD
First Date 13 October 1945
Opening Date 13 October 1945
Last Date 3 November 1945
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere No
Part of a Tour Yes
Description This comic play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
The play was first seen in the West End in 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances.
Description Source Advertisement
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Test Comedy
Farce
Subjects Death
Ghosts
Heterosexual Relationships
Organisations
Contributors
Name Function Notes
Aileen Britton Actor
B Campbell-Gray Actor
Letty Craydon Actor
Maude Crougey Actor
Barbara Frater Actor
Reginald Newson Actor
Edwin Styles Actor
Bettina Welch Actor
Noel Coward Playwright
Works
Text Nationality England
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Newspaper
Event Identifier 110213