‘Blithe Spirit’ starring Jennifer Saunders to return in 2020 for UK Tour & West End transfer

Photos by Nobby Clark

Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Lee Dean and Jonathan Church Productions have announced that Sir Richard Eyre‘s hit new production of Noël Coward’s classic comedy, Blithe Spirit, starring Jennifer Saunders, will return next year following a celebrated season in Bath earlier this summer.

Blithe Spirit will play a short 6-venue UK tour from 22 January 2020 to 29 February 2020, followed by a strictly limited 6-week engagement at the Duke of York’s Theatre in London’s West End from 5 March to 11 April 2020.

Jennifer Saunders will reprise her acclaimed performance as the preposterous clairvoyant Madame Arcati, and is joined by original cast members Geoffrey Streatfeild as Charles, Lisa Dillon as Ruth Condomine, Emma Naomi as Elvira, Simon Coates as Dr Bradman, Lucy Robinson as Mrs Bradman, and Rose Wardlaw as Edith.

Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated.

This new production opened in June 2019  as part of Artistic Director Jonathan Church’s second Summer Season at Theatre Royal Bath where it played to sell out houses.

The production brings together a distinguished and multi-award-winning creative team including design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Howard Harrison, sound by John Leonard and illusions by Paul Kieve.

Tickets are on sale now for the Duke of York’s Theatre via www.atgtickets.com/shows/blithe-spirit/duke-of-yorks-theatre/ and are available for Brighton, Malvern, Bath, Cambridge, Richmond and Norwich via individual venues and websites.

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