Company promises a surprise in classic comedy

Blithe Spirit presented by Hasland Theatre Company

Blithe Spirit presented by Hasland Theatre Company

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Audiences are in for a surprise when Hasland Theatre Company stages its third production of Blithe Spirit.

The company are incorporating an element which wasn’t included in their previous two presentations.

The cast includes Mick McGwyre, playing Doctor Bradman, who was in a production 28 years ago. His fellow performers are new to the play.

Barbara Downey will be prompt for this third production of Blithe Spirit, which the company first staged in 1974.

Noel Coward’s story focuses on a socialite and novelist who invites an eccentric medium to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his temperamental first wife who tries to disrupt his marriage to his second wife.

Blithe Spirit will be staged at Hasland Playhouse from March 18 to 26. Tickets £7.50, call 01246 272271 or visit