Blithe Spirit (London)
Blithe Spirit (London)
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Blithe Spirit (London) London Reviews and Tickets

71%
(5 Ratings)
Positive
60%
Mixed
20%
Negative
20%
Members say
Hilarious, Clever, Quirky, Absorbing, Fun

About the Show

Ab Fab's Jennifer Saunders stars in this comic caper about a dead ex wife who won't call it quits.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (5)

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56 Reviews | 3 Followers
75
Hilarious

See it if !

Don't see it if !

120 Reviews | 12 Followers
70
Uncouth, Loud, Fun

See it if you like physical comedy.

Don't see it if you saw the Angela Lansbury version at Gielgud some years back and liked her take on it. Read more

161 Reviews | 30 Followers
58
Slow, Quirky, Clever

See it if you're a fan of classic British humour, Noel Coward or, indeed, Jennifer Saunders.

Don't see it if you're expecting a play re-staged for the 21st century. It remains very true to its roots, which makes some of the humour miss the mark.

13 Reviews | 0 Followers
100
Great writing, Intelligent, Hilarious, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You're a fan of fast-paced English humour and wit! Also if you'd like to see Jennifer Saunders on stage!!

Don't see it if You don't have a sense of humour

3 Reviews | 0 Followers
45
Quirky, Dated

See it if You’re a fan of old fashioned and slightly ridiculous plays

Don't see it if You want to stay awake

Critic Reviews (11)

The London Evening Standard
March 11th, 2020

Jennifer Saunders is a surprising beacon of subtlety in this brash reading of Noel Coward’s Forties comedy...But this amusing, awkward production undoubtedly belongs to Saunders.
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The Times (UK)
March 11th, 2020

[Jennifer Saunders is] prone to scratching herself furiously and when she struggles with flatulence she could be a refugee from a Carry On film. Above all, her comic timing is impeccable.
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London Theatre
March 10th, 2020

But in swapping tragedy for comedy, Eyre strains too much for comic eccentricity, and as a result, the comedy threatens to congeal instead of being liberated by it.
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The Stage (UK)
March 10th, 2020

Jennifer Saunders delights as a dotty medium...Noel Coward’s deathless comedy hits the West End in a deft, but dragging production by Richard Eyre.
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The Independent (UK)
September 22nd, 2021

The best moments come when Saunders is centre-stage, [though] the rest of the cast do ... hold their own. Rose Wardlaw’s portrayal of the anxious housemaid Edith ... is one of the few properly laugh-out-loud moments.
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The Arts Desk
September 22nd, 2021

Saunders gets her laughs [and] the rest of the cast get a zinger or two each. This play’s revival is, on balance, a good thing for everyone involved.
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The Arts Desk
March 10th, 2020

Jennifer Saunders is a one-woman tickle machine...So there is something really fitting about casting her as the spiritual medium Madame Arcati in this revival of Noël Coward's 1941 mega-hit.
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The Telegraph (UK)
March 11th, 2020

There’s really only one reason to see Richard Eyre’s revival of Noel Coward’s minor, supernatural 1941 comedy, first seen at Bath last year, and that’s Jennifer Saunders. She is simply magnificent as the eccentric medium Madame Arcati
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