THE autumn production of the March-based Anglian Players is the well-known and funny play by Noel Coward, Blithe Spirit.
It is set in the living room of novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth. Charles is suave and urbane, while Ruth a little jealous of Charles’ first wife, Elvira. She died in the same room from a heart attack seven years previously.
Charles is writing a new novel about a homicidal Medium, and to collect material invites the flamboyant Madame Arcati, a local psychic, to their home to conduct a séance. To make up the numbers, they also invite Dr and Mrs Bradman.
Madame Arcati is unaware the séance is a setup, but everyone gets more than they bargain for, when Elvira turns up. Ethereal, flighty, a little self-centred she wants Charles back and Ruth off the scene. Charles is the only one who can see and hear her, a situation of which she takes full advantage of, at Ruth’s expense, with hilarious results.
Blithe Spirit is being performed at the Further Education Centre, Station Road, March from Wednesday November 16 to Saturday November 19 at 7.30pm (matinee Saturday 2pm).
Tickets are £7(£6 concessions) and are available from the Pet Shop Station Road or on the door. Or phone 07838-877125 (5pm-7.30pm) to reserve.
Two free tickets for the Saturday evening performance are up for grabs just answer the following question: Who wrote Blithe Spirit?
Send your answer on a postcard or the back of a sealed down envelope with your name and contact details to the Fenland Citizen, 11 Union Street, Wisbech to arrive by 10am on November 10.
The winner will be the first correct answer out of the hat, usual terms and conditions apply.