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Blithe Spirit

The Barn Theatre, Southwick Community Centre.

September 13, 14, 15 & 16, 2006.

Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward



Directed by
Bob Ryder


Kati Szeless – Ruth

Natalie Colgate – Edith

Tony Brownings – Charles

John Garland – Dr Bradman

Nikki Dunsford – Mrs. Bradman

Barbara Thomas – Madame Arcati

Judith Berrill – Elvira


Production Crew

Lighting Design – Mike Medway

Stage Manager – David Comber

Technical Stage Manager – Helen Brewster

ASM – Olive Smith

Sound Technician – Jonathon Weldon

Lighting Technician – Tanya Courtnadge

Lighting Technician – Lee Wenham

Properties – Margaret Davy

Properties – Sue Whittaker

Wardrobe – Maggi Pierce

Wardrobe – Cherry Briggs

Workshop Team – David Comber

Workshop Team – Tony Holmes

Workshop Team – Dave Collis

Workshop Team – Robert Mitchell

Workshop Team – Philip Oliver

Workshop Team – Tracey Holmes

Workshop Team – Mark Flower

Painters – Sheila Neesham

Painters – Sue Chaplin

Painters – Sylvie Walder

Painters – Nicki Moston

Publicity & Design – Rosemary Bouchy

Publicity & Design – Rosemary Brown

Publicity & Design – Anna Barden

Publicity & Design – Judith Berrill

Front of House – Betty Dawes

Box Office – Mark Flower


Programme Note #1: Blithe Spirit

BR wrote: Noël Coward claimed to have written Blithe Spirit in the space of just a few days’ while he was staying at the darling little resort of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast. First performed in the dark wartime days of 1941, the piece stands with his earlier Hay Fever [1925] and Private Lives [1930] as one of the century’s most enduring full-length comedies for the stage. Wick has performed all three of these works over the years – and this is in fact the third time we have staged Blithe Spirit in the last half century.

Only very few will now remember the 1955 production, but there are many old friends who will have seen, or been involved in, the revival of 1984. We hope that this new production will be enjoyed just as much!