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Shubert Theatre

225 West 44th Street


March 15, 2009 (Open-Ended)

Broadway Play (Comedy)

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Blithe Spirit Review - Background

Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noel Coward. The title for the play has been derived from Percy Bysshe Shelley’s poem ‘To the Skylark’. The play first saw the lights of the stage in London in 1941. Back then it had set a new longest running record of 1,997 performances. Later the same play was staged on Broadway and it went on to run 657 performances.

A film version of the play was made in 1945. It starred Rex Harrison and was directed by Coward. The director also made a musical adaptation of the play for Broadway and called it ‘High Spirits’. In the following years, the play was adapted for several television and radio programs. The 1970’s and 1980’s saw several revivals of the play both on Broadway and the West End.

Today the play has yet again being revived and tickets for the same are available with all leading ticketing agencies. If you want, you too can catch all the action live, by booking your tickets. You can also read more about the play and its storyline by going through the Blithe Spirit review.


Blithe Spirit is a play centered on socialite and successful novelist Charles Condomine. Charles wants a good secret to develop the storyline of his new novel. To help him, he hires Madame Arcati and tells her to clasp a seance in his house. During the séance, Arcati unintentionally calls for Charles’ first wife, Elvira. Elvira has been dead for seven years. Elvira comes only to be seen and heard by Charles and no one else. Even Ruth, Charles’ second wife is unable to see or hear Elvira.

One day, Ruth believes that Charles’ first wife’s ghost lives in their home, when she too sees a vase flying in air. The ghost of Elvira keeps making efforts to destroy Charles’ marriage and her efforts get desperate with each passing day. Until one day she decided to kill Charles. However, accidentally Ruth gets killed in the car crash.

The play takes an interesting twist with Ruth’s ghost seeking revenge from Elvira. Charles’ home is in total chaos with two ghosts chasing and tormenting each other. Madame Arcati makes another entry and after many attempts at séance, succeeds in getting rid of the ghosts.

The play ends with Madame Arcati telling Charles that even though he might not be able to see the ghosts, they could be still around. She suggests him to change his home. Charles leaves his home at once. What remains now are two unseen ghosts throwing things at each other, destroying the room in which Charles had once lived.

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