Blithe Spirit

Hello, happy ghost

Lasting laughter

Blithe Spirit is a popular comedy written by English playwright Noel Coward. It takes its title from the classic poem To a Skylark by Percy Bysshe Shelley (1792 -1822).

Tuesday, 24 February, 2009, 12:00am

In the spirit of the times

IS there anyone there? One rap for yes; two raps for no. It's all the medium Madame Arcati needs to say to reduce author Charles Condomine's life to ruins: pursued by one wife from beyond the grave and harried by another on this side of the River Styx.

10 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

The Hilton's ghostly end

IF you were closing a chapter of theatrical history, bringing down the curtain with a Noel Coward play would be the most fitting way to bow out. Nothing could be more typically British.

9 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Curtains for Hilton

DEREK Nimmo arrived in town on Saturday night to produce the last of his plays at the Hilton Hotel before it is demolished on April 30.

The actor-turned-producer is presenting Noel Coward's highly amusing Blithe Spirit, an engaging comedy about an English gentleman whose second marriage is haunted by the ghost of his first wife, and later by that of his second.

6 Mar 1995 - 12:00am

Comedy - and school dinners too

HERE'S a chance to discover that school dinners are not as bad as they are made out to be.

Tomorrow a dinner theatre performance of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit will be staged at the South Island School hall in aid of the Kely Support Group. The comedy performance is by the Breakaleg Company.

3 Jun 1994 - 12:00am