A Bear Pit Theatre Company ProductionWritten by Noel Coward and directed by Colin Lewis Edwards Researching for his new novel, Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. Whilst consumed in a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth. One husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air – who will win in Noel Coward’s unworldly comedy? Coward’s play was brought to the cinema screens in 1945 with Margaret Rutherford as Arcati. This Bear Pit production marks the films 70th anniversary.
CastCharles Condomine – Roger Ganner
Ruth Condomine, his second wife – Lesley Simms
Elvira Condomine, his first wife and ghostly presence – Cecilia Kendall White
Madame Arcati, a medium – Pamela Hickson
Doctor Bradman, a friend – Bernard Hall
Mrs Bradman, his wife – tbc
Edith, a maid – Claire Bradwell Images by Emily Showell & Lucy Barriball An Amateur Production in association with Samuel French.
12 - 20 June 2015
2:30pm matinee,13 June
The Bear Pit Theatre, Rother Street, Stratford-upon-Avon