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On this week:

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward
Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 August at 7.30pm

(No performance Saturday 6 August: Old Town Carnival). Sunday 7 August at 3pm.
A Stables Theatre production directed by Ian Morson

What is there to say about Blithe Spirit that isn’t known already? You know ...séances, ghosts and Madam Arcati. So I will let the Master speak for himself.

“I sat, with the usual nervous palpitations, at my typewriter. There was a pile of virgin paper on my left and a box of carbons on my right. The table wobbled and I had to put a wedge under one of its legs. I smoked several cigarettes in rapid succession.

"I fixed the paper into the machine and started.

"Blithe Spirit. A Light Comedy in Three Acts. For six days I worked. On Friday evening, May ninth, the play was finished and, disdaining archness and false modesty, I will admit that I knew it was witty, I knew it was well constructed, and I also knew that it would be a success.”

And it is. Well made, successful and enormously funny still 70 years on.

Adults £13 · Under-18s and groups £10. Members £8 · £2 off first-night ticket.

Book online or call the box office on 01424 423221.


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