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Sydney Theatre Company Blithe Spirit
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Noël Coward’s

Blithe Spirit

Directed By Paige Rattray

International drag sensation Courtney Act joins a spectacular cast of Australian comedy legends to bring this wicked and witty classic back to life.

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Till death do us part?

International drag sensation Courtney Act joins a spectacular cast of Australian comedy legends to bring this wicked and witty classic back to life.

Australian stage and screen star Matt Day (The Deep Blue Sea) plays Charles Condomine, a novelist who’s recently married his second wife Ruth, after the tragic death of his first, Elvira (played by Act). In the hopes of gathering some material for his new book, Charles invites eccentric medium (see: crackpot) Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a seance. The couple and their droll friends expect a lark, and perhaps a few cheap scares. But the ritual goes mysteriously awry and Charles ends up with much more than he bargained for.

Ghostly, glamorous and more than a little mischievous, Elvira returns from the world beyond the veil, ready to wreak havoc on the ‘happily’ married couple.

Noël Coward is one of theatre’s greatest wits and Blithe Spirit is his sharpest, most twisted, most hilarious farce. Directed by Sydney Theatre Company’s Associate Director Paige Rattray (The Beauty Queen of LeenaneBlack is the New White) this production will take Coward’s camp sensibilities and wrench up the volume, resulting in a thoroughly contemporary, outrageous, and undeniably joyful night at the theatre.

Presented by Sydney Theatre Company

Tickets are currently only available to as part of a Sydney Theatre Company Act 1 Season Ticket. Find out more here. Single tickets go on sale via Sydney Opera House on 16 December 2021.

Artist Information

Director Paige Rattray
Designer David Fleischer
Lighting Designer Damien Cooper
Composer & Sound Designer Clemence Williams

With
Courtney Act, Matt Day, Nancy Denis, Tracy Mann, Megan Wilding, Brigid Zengeni

       

Venue Information

In line with the NSW Public Health Order, venue capacity is currently limited to 75%. This includes all performances in the Joan Sutherland Theatre, Studio, Playhouse, Drama Theatre and Utzon Room. Please note that you may be seated directly alongside other patrons.

Our foyers will be open 60 minutes pre-show for Joan Sutherland Theatre performances, and two hours pre-show for Western Foyer venue performances. Refreshments will be available for purchase from our theatre bars. Please remember to maintain physical distancing whilst consuming drinks in our foyers.

All Sydney Opera House foyers are pram accessible, with lifts to the main and western foyers. The public lift to all foyers is accessible from the corridor near the escalators on the Lower Concourse and also in the Western Foyer via the corridor on the Ground Level (at the top of the escalators). Pram parking will be available outside the theatres in the Western Foyer consistent with COVID-safe rules.

Transport options

  • We encourage you to use private transport options to minimise crowding on public transport (in line with NSW Government advice).  
  • The Sydney Opera House Car Park, operated by Wilson Parking, is open and available to use. Wilson Parking offer discounted parking if you book ahead. Please see their website for details.
  • Please check the Transport NSW website for the latest advice and information on travel and COVID-19 safety measures. You can catch public transport (bus, train, ferry) to Circular Quay and enjoy a six min walk to the Opera House. 

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