by Courtney Act
‘Music for...’ is one of two Opera House Spotify playlist series where we ask friends of the House to curate playlists based on a theme of their choice: music for a particular moment, place or feeling.
This week international drag sensation Courtney Act and comedy all-stars Matt Day, Nancy Denis, Bessie Holland, Tracy Mann, Megan Wilding and Brigid Zengeni take to the Drama Theatre stage to bring Noël Coward’s wicked and hilariously fun Blithe Spirit back to life, in a new production from Sydney Theatre Company.
This classic farce centres around a séance gone awry and the unexpected return of the ghostly and glamorous Elvira, played by Act. Who wouldn't want that? We figure if a séance could lead to such a result (even by accident) they're worth doing regularly.
This playlist curated by Courtney Act prompts you to do just that! Get witchy and throw this on next time you're trying to get in touch with the world beyond the veil.
Pop on a little Irving Berlin – something you can hum to. A favourite of all psychic mediums.
Get into the tones of Nina Simone. A great way to start your séance.
Pick your clairvoyant - Cher is always my first choice.
Add a little love potion and set your intention: who are you trying to contact?
Wait and see what tales the other side provides!
Release those demons with a guttural scream.
Tell me your secrets, tell me your fantasies.
Let’s get witchy with Stevie.
Breathe steadily, one, two, one, two…
There’s no way you’ll make it out alive.
If I should die before I wake – call me on the Ouija Board.
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