Blithe Spirit

  • date Saturday, 10 March, 2018
  • group Thurles Drama Group
  • author Noel Coward
  • category Open
  • age suitable for children

This smash hit comedy offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati.  As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, “passes over”, joins Elvira and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

 

Thurles Drama Group

Thurles Drama Group has been competing on the festival circuit since 1987.  They have reached the All-Ireland Finals in Athlone on eight occasions since winning the Confined All-Ireland in 1988 with the following productions – Prisioner of Second Avenue: Neil Simon (1988), Dancing at Lughnasa: Brian Friel (1996), Someone to Watch Over Me: Frank McGuinness (1997), Faith Healer: Brien Friel (1998), The Enemy Within: Brian Friel (2003), The Seafarer: Conor McPherson (2012), All My Sons: Arthus Miller (2014).  As well as a festival production, the group presents an autumn play November and a soiree of theatre pieces in May at the Source Arts Theatre in Thurles.

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