Blithe Spirit

21 Mar — 14 May 2022

Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House

Noël Coward’s    


Directed by Paige Rattray

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 STC’s Associate Director Paige Rattray (The Beauty Queen of Leenane, Black 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.

Approx. duration 2hrs 30mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info.


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Act 1 Season Tickets
This play is currently only available as part of an Act 1 Season Ticket (a package of 2 – 5 plays). Save on tickets, get first access to best available seats, pay no transaction fees, and enjoy exclusive benefits all year round.

26 Oct – 15 Nov: Priority booking window for 2020 Legends, 2021 Act 1 package holders, and 2021 Act 2 Season Ticket Holders. Book now.
19 Nov: Act 1 Season Tickets go on sale to everyone. Sign up to our enews to get early access.

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Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $93
Adult A Reserve $89
Seniors cardholder $84
Pensioner/Student $67
Under 30 $44
Preview $44

Single tickets
Single tickets for this show go on sale on 16 Dec. Sign up to our enews for early access to tickets. 

Mon – Thu performances
Adult A Reserve $104
Seniors cardholder $99
Concession $78
Under 30 $54

Fri & Sat performances 
All tickets $109

Preview performances
All tickets $54

Transaction fees may apply
Season Ticket bookings: no fees
Single ticket bookings: $8.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter