"Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward

A project supported by the Cultural Advisory Board of the City of Mönchengladbach

April 24, 2021 - 20h and April 25, 2021: 15h30 - Duisburg         

  Theater DIE SÄULE, Goldstr. 15, 47051 Duisburg

  Tickets available at the theatre, phone 0203 20125/0203 2895765, at the ticket office of Theater Duisburg,

  phone 0203 28362-100, karten@theater-duisburg.de

  as well as at all advance booking offices of NRW Ticket and www.westticket.de

April 18, 2021 - Viersen    ***rescheduled from May 22 & Nov. 29, 2020***

   Theater Freigeist, Rintgerstr. 5, 41747 Viersen

   Tickets available at the theatre or via online ticket shop www.variete-freigeist.de, kontakt@variete-freigeist.de, phone 0173-5621921

   or at advance booking office “Die Anzeige”, Hauptstr. 89 in Viersen

March 20, 2021: 19h30 - Mönchengladbach     

   Theater BIS, Bismarckstr. 97 - 99, 41061 Mönchengladbach

   Tickets available at the theatre, email bis-zentrum@t-online.de or via phone 02161 181300

March 14, 2021 - Cologne    ***rescheduled from April 4 and Nov. 1, 2020***

 Horizont Theater, Thürmchenswall 25, 50668 Köln

 Tickets available at the theatre, phone 0221 131604 or online   reservation www.horizont-theater.de

March 21, 2020: 19h30 and March 22, 2020: 18h - Herdecke       ***CANCELLED***

   Theater am Stiftsplatz, Stiftsstr. 5, 58313 Herdecke

   Tickets will be sold at the theatre on Saturday, March 14 between 10-12h;

   else tickets can be purchased by phoning the theatre: 02330 13814 or by contacting  info@orange-planet-theatre.com, phone 0174-3169791

March 6, 2020: 19h30, March 7, 2020: 19h30 and March 8, 2020: 17h -  Düsseldorf       ***March 7 & 8 sold out***

 Studiobühne im Theatermuseum, Jägerhofstr. 1, 40479 Düsseldorf

 Tickets available at the theatre, phone: 0211/8996130, email: kasse_theatermuseum@duesseldorf.de

Please note that tickets are only considered reserved if Theatermuseum has confirmed your reservation.

 Jan. 18, 2020: 20h and Jan. 19, 2020: 15h30 - Duisburg                     ***sold out***

  Theater DIE SÄULE, Goldstr. 15, 47051 Duisburg

  Tickets available at the theatre, phone 0203 20125/0203 2895765, at the ticket office of Theater Duisburg,

  phone 0203 28362-100, karten@theater-duisburg.de

  as well as at all advance booking offices of NRW Ticket and www.westticket.de

Duisburg performances supported by the Cultural Advisory Board of the City of Duisburg

Jan. 11, 2020: 20h and Jan. 12, 2020: 19h - Mönchengladbach          ***Jan. 11 sold out***

   Theater BIS, Bismarckstr. 97 - 99, 41061 Mönchengladbach

   Tickets available at the theatre, email bis-zentrum@t-online.de or via phone 02161 181300


The Play

Two women, one dead, the other very much alive, want the same man – their husband. It all starts with a spiritistic séance…

 

Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a new book he is writing. He invites the equally sceptical Dr and Mrs. Bradman and arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. During the séance, Madame Arcati inadvertently summons Charles' deceased first wife Elvira. Only seen and heard by Charles, Elvira immediately sets out to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his current wife Ruth…

 

And so the “play” begins… Black humour with unexpected twists and turns… Famous English playwright Noel Coward at his best!


The Author

Noel Coward (1899 – 1973) was a prolific English playwright, actor and composer, famous for his sharp sense of humour and sophistication. His black comedy “Blithe Spirit” is his most enduring work from the war years. The play broke box-office records at London’s West End and was also produced on Broadway and made into several films. A new film version, starring Dame Judi Dench, is currently under way and scheduled for release in 2020.


The Ensemble

From left to right: 

Trish Osmond as Madame Arcati, Andrew Charlwood as Charles Condomine, Margot Erbslöh as Ruth Condomine, Susanne Monnerjahn as Elvira Condomine, Phil New as Dr Bradman, Priscilla Wittman-Meyer as Mrs. Bradman and Qiao Zhang as Edith (photos by Ralf Eppink)