BATS production of Blithe Spirit
In the lead up to Plett Arts Festival in July, be sure to catch the BATS production of Blithe Spirit, undoubtedly Noël Coward’s most celebrated and witty play.
Local theatre lovers can look forward to this enjoyable comedy about an upper-class household haunted by ghosts, when it is performed in Plett from Tuesday 20 to Saturday 24 June. This marvelous play has stood the test of time and continues to be performed somewhere on the globe, at any given time. It was recently featured on Broadway with the ageless Angela Lansbury as Madame Arcati. Some of us even recall the 1945 hit film, starring Rex Harrison.
David-Hall-Green, director, actor, stage designer and builder has gone to an enormous amount of trouble to create an authentic Art Deco set and the local actors, all gifted amateurs, have spent months perfecting their lines in this very challenging play.
Blithe Spirit promises to be as funny, fresh and farcical as it was when Noël Coward wrote it in war-ravaged London 75 years ago. Coward’s genius endures, and this latest BATS offering is sure to delight all audiences. Please do not miss the Gala Opening Night on Tuesday 20 June.
Gala Opening Night: Tuesday 20 June
Other performances: Wednesday 21 to Saturday 24 June
Cost: Opening night: R150.00. Other nights: R100.00.
Tickets: Barney’s Kiosk in Market Square
This is guaranteed to serve as a great warm-up to 3 weeks of arts and culture in Plett in July, so get your tickets at Barney’s Kiosk (next to Mugg & Bean, Market Square).