Video preview: Blithe Spirit opens on Thursday at the Stables Theatre in Hastings

Blithe Spirit at The Stables Theatre.
Blithe Spirit at The Stables Theatre.

What is there to say about Blithe Spirit that isn’t known already? You know …séances, ghosts and Madam Arcati. So I will let the Master speak for himself.

“I sat, with the usual nervous palpitations, at my typewriter. There was a pile of virgin paper on my left and a box of carbons on my right. The table wobbled and I had to put a wedge under one of its legs. I smoked several cigarettes in rapid succession.

Blithe Spirit at The Stables Theatre.

Blithe Spirit at The Stables Theatre.

“I fixed the paper into the machine and started.

“Blithe Spirit. A Light Comedy in Three Acts. For six days I worked. On Friday evening, May ninth, the play was finished and, disdaining archness and false modesty, I will admit that I knew it was witty, I knew it was well constructed, and I also knew that it would be a success.”

And it is. Well made, successful and enormously funny still 70 years on...

A Stables Theatre production directed by Ian Morson

Adults £13 · Under-18s and groups £10. Members £8 · £2 off first-night ticket.

Book online or call the box office on 01424 423221.

Thursday 4, Friday 5 and Tuesday 9 to Saturday 13 August at 7.30pm

(No performance Saturday 6 August: Old Town Carnival). Sunday 7 August at 3pm.

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