Blithe Spirit at the Repertory Theatre

Blithe: Catch Blithe Spirit at the Repertory Theatre. Picture: Perry Duffin

Blithe: Catch Blithe Spirit at the Repertory Theatre. Picture: Perry Duffin

Maitland Repertory Theatre is halfway through it’s run of Noel Coward’s comedy Blithe Spirit.

The great playwright’s comedy begins with Charles Condomine, English novelist and socialite, inviting local clairvoyant Madame Arcarti to a dinner party with friends.

But it all goes wrong when the psychic summons the ghost of his long-deceased ex-wife, Elvira.

When his new wife Ruth becomes frustrated by sharing her husband’s attention with Elvira’s ghostly presence, all pandemonium breaks loose in high-spirited hilarity.

Reviewer Julie McLaren said the back-and-forth between Ruth and Charles are a pleasure to watch.

“Throw in the ex-wife Kellie Taylor (as Elvira) and the ménage-a-trois of banter from the trio is fast-paced and very amusing,” she said.

Blithe Spirit will run at the Rep Theatre on September 23, 24, 30; and October 1 from 8pm with a matinee on September 25 from 2pm.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for $22 or $17 for concession.

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