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Music for...
Séances

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. 

Add the playlist to your Spotify library

Always – Irving Berlin

Pop on a little Irving Berlin – something you can hum to. A favourite of all psychic mediums.

I Put A Spell On You – Nina Simone

Get into the tones of Nina Simone. A great way to start your séance.

Dark Lady - Cher

Pick your clairvoyant - Cher is always my first choice.

Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit

 

Is this thing on? Brigid Zengeni in rehearsals for Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit. Photo by Prudence Upton.

Love Potion Number Nine - The Searchers 

Add a little love potion and set your intention: who are you trying to contact?

If You Could Read My Mind - Ultra Naté

Wait and see what tales the other side provides! 

▷ The Great Gig in the Sky - Pink Floyd

Release those demons with a guttural scream.

Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit

 

Mid-séance madness! Courtney Act and Matt Day in rehearsals for Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit. Photo by Prudence Upton.

Confide in Me – Kylie Minogue

Tell me your secrets, tell me your fantasies.

Seven Wonders - Fleetwood Mac

Let’s get witchy with Stevie.

Inhale - Courtney Act

Breathe steadily, one, two, one, two…

Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit

 

POV your séance was a success and now it's time to party. Megan Wilding, Tracy Mann and Nancy Denis in rehearsals for Sydney Theatre Company's Blithe Spirit. Photo by Prudence Upton.

Close Your Eyes - Kim Petras

There’s no way you’ll make it out alive.

Call Me on the Ouija Board - Sharon Needles

If I should die before I wake – call me on the Ouija Board.


Find out more about Sydney Theatre Company's production of Blithe Spirit here. Now playing in the Drama Theatre until 14 May.

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