There's something in the air—quite possibly a phantasm. Or at least, Noël Coward's ghostly comedy Blithe Spirit is having an international moment.
The 1941 play was recently announced to be receiving a new film adaptation, starring Dan Stevens and Judi Dench. Now, Theatre Royal Bath's new Richard Eyre–helmed revival has released production photos, featuring Absolutely Fabulous creator and star Jennifer Saunders as Madame Arcati, whose dabbling in the occult leads to some very troublesome domestic drama for blocked writer Charles Condomine as his dead first wife begins to haunt him, much to the chagrin of his very much alive second wife.
Opening night is set for June 19 and performances are scheduled to conclude July 6.
See the photos below for the new show, also starring Lisa Dillon, Emma Naomi, Geoffrey Streatfeild, Simon Coates, Lucy Robinson and Rose Wardlaw, with design by Anthony Ward and lighting by Howard Harrison.