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 an all-star cast to bring this wicked and witty comedy classic back to life.

Australian stage and screen star Matt Day plays Charles Condomine, a novelist who’s recently married his second wife Ruth (Bessie Holland, Accidental Death of an Anarchist), 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 (Brigid Zengeni, Death of a Salesman) 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) and also featuring Nancy Denis, Tracy Mann (Home, I’m Darling), and Megan Wilding (Banging Denmark), 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 40mins (including interval). Subject to change. More info.
Content Contains haze, complete theatrical blackouts, strobe lighting and the use of herbal cigarettes. Subject to change. More info.


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Single 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

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