Chairing post-show talks and panel discussions that give unmissable insights to audiences is my favourite thing to do. I have a wide variety of events coming up for plays and musicals across London and beyond.
24 March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 10:15 pm| £5
With a distinguished creative team who have won a plethora of awards between them, this is a must-see revival of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit, full of sparkling and spirit-lifting hijinks.
Novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth are literally haunted by a past relationship when an eccentric medium – Madame Arcati – inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, at a séance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life – and the afterlife – get complicated.
Jennifer Saunders is one of the UK’s most popular comic actresses, much loved for the sketch show French and Saunders, for which she and Dawn French received a BAFTA fellowship in 2009, and for the hit comedy series and subsequent film, Absolutely Fabulous, which she both starred in and wrote.
Saunders’ gleefully funny performance as the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Blithe Spirit delighted both critics and audiences alike when the production opened in Theatre Royal Bath’s 2019 Summer Season.
“Absolutely fabulous… comic gold. Jennifer Saunders is a delight” – Sunday Express
Lisa Dillon (who plays Ruth) is best known for her role as Mary Smith in BBC 1’s Cranford. Geoffrey Streatfeild’s (Charles) credits include Spooks, The Thick of It, Traitors and the Histories Cycle at the RSC. Richard Eyre, director of the National Theatre for ten years, is the winner of five Olivier Awards, including a Lifetime Achievement Award. Designer Anthony Ward’s numerous productions include Tony Award-winning Mary Stuart and Olivier Award-winning Oklahoma!
Following the 7.30pm performance of Blithe Spirit on Tuesday 24 March 2020, I’ll chair a post-show discussion with the company – exclusively for ATG TheatreCard holders. Just one of the many benefits of this great-value membership scheme from ATG, the UK’s largest theatre groups. There are only 50 spaces available for this event, which costs £5 (redeemable against drink at the bar), in addition to your ticket to the play.