Jennifer Saunders to star in Blithe Spirit, tickets on sale now

Jennifer Saunders to star in Blithe Spirit, tickets on sale now

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Comedy icon takes to the West End stage next March for a limited run

A new production of Blithe Spirit will run at The Duke of York's Theatre in London's West End throughout March and April 2020. Jennifer Saunders takes centre stage performing as the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Tickets for all shows are on sale now.

Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK's most popular comic actresses and has starred in major TV sensations like the French and Saunders sketch show and of course, Absolutely Fabulous. Saunders and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009 for their writing and acting as the rambunctious duo in Ab Fab.

Blithe Spirit follows the story of novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth, who are haunted by their past relationships (literally) and seek the help of an eccentric medium – Madame Arcati. The plot twists and turns as Arcati accidentally conjures up the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira, at a séance. She is determined to sabotage his current marriage, life, and the afterlife in a complicated tale, comedically told.

The production opened in Theatre Royal Bath's 2019 Summer Season with a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them.

Joining Saunders is Lisa Dillon (Ruth), who is best known for her role as Mary Smith in BBC 1's Cranford, and Geoffrey Streatfeild, whose credits include Spooks, The Thick of It, Traitors and the Histories Cycle at the RSC.

Blithe Spirit runs at The Duke of York's Theatre in London from Thu 5 Mar–Sat 11 Apr. Tickets for the shows are on sale now.

Blithe Spirit

Written by: Noel CowardNovelist Charles Condomine asks Madame Arcati to hold a seance at his house. She inadvertently summons his first wife Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife Ruth, does not believe that Elvira Exists.Charles calls Madame Arcati back to put…