Blithe Spirit

  • by Noel Coward
  • Narrated by Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, Ian Ogilvy
  • 1 hrs and 44 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

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Ms Geeson at her finest

This was always one of my favourite plays – I loved it having seen the David Lean film version when I was a child. But much as I love the film, it cannot hold a candle to this marvellous production. For a start it is exceptionally well cast. Ian Ogilvie is perfectly cast as the misogynistic but still sympathetic Charles Condomine – confused and then bemused by the appearance of his first wife, Elvira from beyond the grave. But the star of the show is undoubtedly Judy Geeson who steals every scene that she appears in with just the right touches of emotion, humour and downright devilishness. Her vowel sounds are a joy – I could listen to her speak for hours!
The story is simple but an absolute joy. This is without a doubt my favourite radio play in my vast collection!
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- Sarah

Be careful what you wish for

Fun screwball comedy about a writer who invites a medium over to get information for his book. During the séance he unwittingly calls back his dead wife. He's the only one who can see her, causing chaos.

I watched the movie shortly after listening to this performance. Listen to this, and skip the movie.
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- Rebecca "Love to read, and Audible has made the two-hour daily commute enjoyable!"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-21-2006
  • Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works