College Players return with the rip-roaring comedy Blithe Spirit this November

College players blithe spirit

College Players Blithe Spirit is going to be an evening of pure pleasure and laughter on the Lime Tree Theatre stage. College Players Theatre Company presents their forthcoming production of Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, from Tues 13th Nov – Sat 17th Nov. Pictured are director Jean McGlynn, Margaret Yelverton Corr, PR College Players and Dave Griffin, Chairperson College Players. Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick.

 

College Players return with the rip-roaring comedy Blithe Spirit this November

by ilovelimerick correspondent Baoyan Zhang

College Players return this November with Blithe Spirita comedy that glistens with the wit and charm that can only be from the wonderful pen of Noël Coward.

This comedy production will be on show at Lime Tree Theatre from Tuesday, November 13 to Saturday, November 17 at 8 pm.

Blithe Spirit is set in the home of novelist Charles Condomine, who, while gathering inspiration for his new book, invites the delightfully eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati to perform a seance.

After things go awry, Charles finds himself caught in an unexpected love triangle between his wife Ruth and his highly ‘spirited’ former wife Elvira who has returned, with disastrous and hilarious effect, from beyond the grave.

First seen in the West End in 1941, the play has created a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performance. The classic show also made history on Broadway in the same year.

Blithe Spirit then was adapted on screen in 1945 by Coward. Later in 1964, it turned into the television show in the 1950s and presented on air in the 1960s.

College Players blithe spirit

College Players Theatre Company presents their forthcoming production of Noel Coward’s ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick, from Tues 13th Nov – Sat 17th Nov. Pictured are the cast during rehearsal with director Jean McGlynn (red hair). Picture: Richard Lynch/ilovelimerick.

The comedy received positive comments from several main media. The Irish Times said it was” Noël Coward’s witty and stylish comedy” while the Sunday Independent commented it “delightful” as it was “one of Coward’s most enduring comedies”.

Directed by Jean McGlynn, this is a must see as the cast for College Players Blithe Spirit is also remarkable. Cathy Mc Glynn, a well-known performer in Limerick will be in the role of Ruth Condomine and Rachel Griffin is going to play the role of Elvira Condomine is performed by Rachel Griffin, the incredible Limerick actress. The main character,  Charles Condomine is going to be presented by Nigel Dugdale.

This is not the first time when College Players present the classic Blithe Spirit on Limerick stage. This Culture Night, Friday, September 21, the College Players Blithe Spirit landed on the stage in Tait House which gave out a rip-roaring night of comedy entertainment.

College Players Blithe Spirit is going to be an evening of pure pleasure and laughter on the Lime Tree Theatre stage.

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