Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward
Directed by Murray Stephen
Scheduled: 27 September-1st October 2022
Audition dates are Thursday 26th May and Tuesday 31st May at 7.30 pm
If you are interested please email Moyra Brookes, [email protected] or just turn up on the night. Please let us know if you are interested but cannot make the date so we can arrange a suitable time to see you.
This comedy sees Charles Condomine, a novelist, wanting to learn about the occult for a new book. He arranges for a medium to hold a seance at his house. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife Elvira after the seance. Elvira tries to disrupt Charles’s marriage to the strait-laced Ruth who cannot see or hear the ghost. Elvira then unintentionally succeeds in killing Ruth who comes back for revenge on Elvira. Chaos ensues! The medium Madame Acarti is called back to try and exorcise both wives. The maid, who is psychic, then plays a key role in the proceedings. Will Charles be left in peace with no further ghostly visits……?
Charles Condomine: Successful author, tendency to smugness. Playing age 35-50
Ruth Condomine: Charles’s second wife, very practical, solid, rather insensitive. Playing age 30-50, needs to be compatible with Charles’ age
Elvira Condomine: Ghost of his first wife, enormously charming, but wildly emotional and at heart totally selfish. Playing age 30-45 she has to be younger than Charles, she has not aged since dying.
Madame Acarti: A medium, eccentric but totally sincere in her passion for the occult. Playing age timeless but cannot really be less than 30
Dr Bradman: Conscientious but friendly neighbour of the Condomines. Playing age 35-60
Mrs Bradman: Dr’s wife, bossy and tending to be snobbish; Playing age 30-60, but should be compatible with her husband
Edith: The maid, inexperienced and nervous. Playing age 14-40
If you are interested or would like further information please contact Moyra Brookes [email protected] or you could just turn up on the 26th or 30th May at 7.30 pm