Angela Lansbury made a welcome return to London’s West End when she played medium Madame Arcati once again in Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, which ran from March 2014 at the Gielgud Theatre in London.
Blithe Spirit Theatre Breaks are no longer available
This role won Lansbury a Tony award on Broadway in 2009 and is her first appearance in London’s West End since the seventies. She will be joined by Janie Dee who plays Ruth and Charles Edwards who plays Charles Condomine.
Blithe Spirit centres around Charles Condomine, as he researches his new novel. He invites the questionable medium, Madame Arcati to his home to perform a séance. As she is lost in a trance, Madame Arcati manages to accidentally summon the spirit of Charles’ late wife, Elvira. Elvira makes her presence known only to Charles but she soon makes it clear that she intends to get her husband back. Needless to say, this does not go down well at all with Charles’ current wife, Ruth.
This spirited comedy is not to be missed as a battle ensues between two wives – but who will win the heart of Charles?
Blithe Spirit runs at the Gielgud Theatre in London from 18th March to 7th June 2014.
Monday to Saturday at 19:30pm
Wednesdays (from 26 March) and Saturdays (from 8 March) at 14:30pm
Blithe Spirit Ticket and Hotel Packages
The Gielgud Theatre is on Shaftesbury Avenue, between Cambridge Circus and Piccadilly Circus (its nearest tube station). Nearby hotels include the Thistle Trafalgar and Piccadilly hotels and, if you are looking a bit more up market, the 5 star Le Meridien just round the corner on Picadilly itself.
The Underground will take you directly to Bloomsbury in one direction or to Kensington and Knightsbridge in the other. Both ways there are lots of great value hotels within just a few stops on the train. If you’ve arrived in London via Kings Cross or Euston then Bloomsbury will be handt for the journey home. Otherwise if you are looking to stay a bit longer and do a bit of shopping or visit a couple of museums then maybe Kensington is the choice for you.
Wherever you decide to stay we hope you enjoy your Blithe Spirit theatre break in London