BLITHE SPIRIT. To 7 June.

Mold

BLITHE SPIRIT
by Noel Coward

Clwyd Theatr Cymru (Anthony Hopkins Theatre) To 7 June 2003
Mon-Sat 2.30pm Mat at 2.30pm
Audio-described 29 May, 7 June 2.30pm
Captioned 7 June 2.30pm
Runs 2hr 50min Two intervals

TICKETS: 0845 330 3565
Review: Timothy Ramsden 24 May, 2003

Terry Hands makes a repertory regular seem like a special occasion.Once the clumsily-improvised curtain (formed of two huge white sheets at an angle) pulls aside to show Emily Pithon’s maid struggling with an ill-held, over-large drinks tray – only to find, as she reaches the destined table, that it’s cluttered with a vase, you can tell you’re in safe hands – somewhat safer than the drinks. Terry Hands seems to point up every detail in Coward’s play, helped by some first-rate acting. The humour’s there, but there’s also humanity: This production makes a rather tired rep. regular glow with renewed lustre.

At the centre are three fabulously good performances. Philip Bretherton has a camp edge, but doesn’t overdo the Coward resemblance, which is just suggested in the rich voice. He has a suavity that’s not lost even in moments of confusion and irritation. To his second wife, DeNica Fairman brings a full-blown confidence that reacts sharply when her husband’s comments to the ghost of his first wife – of whose presence Ruth is unaware – seem addressed as insults to her.

This Supernatural Lives contains an individual element in Madame Arcati, who has a hearty Englishness to all but her name, bicycling everywhere with good cheer, and contacting the Psychical Research Society avidly as an Anglican clergyman might contribute biblical footnotes to a theological journal. Jane Carr, in an hilarious performance, bobs happily about – as séance-time approaches, indulging in mystic movements that have the healthy look of a callisthenics class.

All this on Mark Bailey’s cunning set, suggesting realism but entirely unrealistic, with its garden spreading to a silver-foil sea, oversize windows and a rear wall resembling a magnified Art Deco wireless-set. It’s a cunning response to the play’s stylised realism.

Lindsay Carr has an ethereal look as the ghostly Elvira though some of her expressions are merely childlike, while many of the lines sound false – an actor seeking meaning rather than a character expressing it. Still, it’s a superior production, with a neat Edith from ex-Youth Theatre member Pithon, her natural run and constrained walk under her employer’s gaze going with a sense of contained intelligence to image the gap between polite surface and an inner playfulness which turns out to have motored the plot.

Charles Condomine: Philip Bretherton
Madame Arcati: Jane Carr
Elvira: Lindsay Carr
Ruth: DeNica Fairman
Mrs Bradman: Sian Howard
Doctor Bradman: Charles Millham
Edith: Emily Pithon

Director: Terry Hands
Designer: Mark Bailey
Sound: Matthew Williams

2003-05-27 02:20:00

57 comments On BLITHE SPIRIT. To 7 June.

  • Good website! I really love how it is easy on my eyes and the data are well written. I’m wondering how I could be notified whenever a new post has been made. I have subscribed to your RSS feed which must do the trick! Have a great day!

  • I am no longer certain where you are getting your information, but good topic. I must spend some time learning much more or understanding more. Thank you for great info I was in search of this information for my mission.

  • Great post. I used to be checking continuously this blog and I am inspired! Extremely useful info particularly the closing phase 🙂 I deal with such info much. I was seeking this particular information for a long time. Thanks and good luck.

  • This site is my breathing in, very great pattern and perfect content.

  • obviously like your web site however you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. A number of them are rife with spelling problems and I in finding it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I¦ll definitely come back again.

  • I got what you mean , thanks for putting up.Woh I am glad to find this website through google.

  • The next time I learn a weblog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as a lot as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, however I actually thought youd have something attention-grabbing to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could repair for those who werent too busy searching for attention.

  • I have been reading out many of your stories and i can claim clever stuff. I will surely bookmark your blog.

  • I consider something genuinely special in this site.

  • This really answered my problem, thank you!

  • Simply a smiling visitor here to share the love (:, btw great pattern.

  • I’m really loving the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any browser compatibility problems? A small number of my blog readers have complained about my website not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Safari. Do you have any suggestions to help fix this issue?

  • Just what I was looking for, thankyou for putting up.

  • Whats Going down i’m new to this, I stumbled upon this I have discovered It positively helpful and it has helped me out loads. I hope to give a contribution & help different users like its aided me. Good job.

  • Hey there! I’m at work browsing your blog from my new iphone 3gs! Just wanted to say I love reading your blog and look forward to all your posts! Carry on the outstanding work!

  • There is visibly a bundle to identify about this. I think you made some nice points in features also.

  • The next time I read a blog, I hope that it doesnt disappoint me as much as this one. I mean, I know it was my choice to read, but I actually thought youd have something interesting to say. All I hear is a bunch of whining about something that you could fix if you werent too busy looking for attention.

  • I’ve been surfing on-line greater than 3 hours nowadays, but I by no means discovered any attention-grabbing article like yours. It?¦s lovely worth sufficient for me. In my view, if all site owners and bloggers made just right content as you probably did, the net can be much more useful than ever before.

  • I have recently started a website, the information you provide on this website has helped me greatly. Thanks for all of your time & work.

  • Very interesting subject, regards for putting up. “Men who never get carried away should be.” by Malcolm Forbes.

  • Thanks for ones marvelous posting! I genuinely enjoyed reading it, you may be a great author.I will always bookmark your blog and may come back down the road. I want to encourage that you continue your great posts, have a nice weekend!

  • I’m still learning from you, as I’m trying to reach my goals. I absolutely enjoy reading all that is written on your website.Keep the tips coming. I liked it!

  • I was studying some of your blog posts on this internet site and I conceive this site is very informative ! Continue posting.

  • This is really interesting, You are a very skilled blogger. I’ve joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your excellent post. Also, I have shared your web site in my social networks!

  • Great info and straight to the point. I am not sure if this is really the best place to ask but do you folks have any ideea where to hire some professional writers? Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Some genuinely marvelous work on behalf of the owner of this website , dead outstanding content.

  • Hi there! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept talking about this. I will forward this article to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thank you for sharing!

  • you might have a great blog here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my blog?

  • Some genuinely wonderful posts on this internet site, regards for contribution. “An alcoholic is someone you don’t like who drinks as much as you do.” by Dylan Thomas.

  • I really appreciate this post. I’ve been looking everywhere for this! Thank goodness I found it on Bing. You have made my day! Thanks again!

  • Great wordpress blog here.. It’s hard to find quality writing like yours these days. I really appreciate people like you! take care

  • Heya are using WordPress for your site platform? I’m new to the blog world but I’m trying to get started and create my own. Do you require any coding expertise to make your own blog? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

  • 介紹肌膚保養系列中的眼部保養産品。

  • obviously like your web site but you have to check the spelling on several of your posts. Many of them are rife with spelling problems and I find it very bothersome to tell the truth nevertheless I will certainly come back again.

  • Great ?V I should definitely pronounce, impressed with your site. I had no trouble navigating through all the tabs as well as related information ended up being truly easy to do to access. I recently found what I hoped for before you know it in the least. Reasonably unusual. Is likely to appreciate it for those who add forums or something, site theme . a tones way for your customer to communicate. Excellent task..

  • I?¦ve been exploring for a little for any high quality articles or blog posts in this kind of space . Exploring in Yahoo I ultimately stumbled upon this website. Studying this information So i am glad to express that I’ve an incredibly just right uncanny feeling I came upon exactly what I needed. I so much surely will make sure to don?¦t forget this site and give it a glance regularly.

  • 我們採用國際及美國食品及藥物管理局FDA認可的CO2 激光儀 LUTRONICS® SPECTRA SPR, 具安全性, 準確度高 . 二氧化碳激光可安全地去除皮膚上的癦痣、肉粒、疣、老人斑等問題。此激光的幼細光束可準確及直接地將要去除的組織氧化,過程快捷,傷口細小及乾淨,對周圍的皮膚傷害減至最少。一般1-2次就可永久去除。

  • Way cool, some valid points! I appreciate you making this article available, the rest of the site is also high quality. Have a fun.

  • I used to be very happy to find this internet-site.I wished to thanks to your time for this glorious read!! I undoubtedly enjoying each little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you blog post.

  • Utterly pent articles, thanks for selective information.

  • Hey there, You have done an excellent job. I will definitely digg it and personally suggest to my friends. I am sure they’ll be benefited from this website.

  • Hello there, I found your blog via Google while looking for a related topic, your web site came up, it looks great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks.

  • I like what you guys are up too. Such smart work and reporting! Carry on the excellent works guys I have incorporated you guys to my blogroll. I think it will improve the value of my site 🙂

  • This really answered my drawback, thank you!

  • With havin so much content and articles do you ever run into any problems of plagorism or copyright infringement? My blog has a lot of unique content I’ve either authored myself or outsourced but it appears a lot of it is popping it up all over the web without my authorization. Do you know any solutions to help reduce content from being stolen? I’d certainly appreciate it.

  • We’re a gaggle of volunteers and opening a brand new scheme in our community. Your website offered us with useful info to paintings on. You have performed an impressive job and our whole group will be grateful to you.

  • This website is my breathing in, really excellent design and style and perfect written content.

  • Thank you for every other informative website. Where else could I get that type of information written in such a perfect approach? I have a project that I’m just now operating on, and I have been at the look out for such info.

  • I’m impressed, I need to say. Actually hardly ever do I encounter a weblog that’s both educative and entertaining, and let me inform you, you’ve got hit the nail on the head. Your idea is outstanding; the issue is something that not enough people are talking intelligently about. I’m very comfortable that I stumbled across this in my seek for something regarding this.

  • Jurlique 茱莉蔻 【育嬰護理】嬰兒安撫按摩油的商品介紹 Jurlique 茱莉蔻,育嬰護理,嬰兒安撫按摩油

  • Excellent read, I just passed this onto a friend who was doing some research on that. And he just bought me lunch since I found it for him smile Thus let me rephrase that: Thank you for lunch! “Too much sanity may be madness. And maddest of all, to see life as it is and not as it should be” by Miguel de Cervantes.

  • I together with my friends happened to be going through the good thoughts located on the blog then before long got a terrible suspicion I had not expressed respect to you for those strategies. My young men were consequently passionate to study them and have now definitely been taking pleasure in those things. Thank you for genuinely well considerate and for figuring out some helpful areas most people are really wanting to be aware of. Our sincere apologies for not saying thanks to you sooner.

  • I haven¦t checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last several posts are great quality so I guess I¦ll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

  • I am curious to find out what blog system you are utilizing? I’m experiencing some small security issues with my latest site and I would like to find something more secure. Do you have any solutions?

  • Hi, just required you to know I he added your site to my Google bookmarks due to your layout. But seriously, I believe your internet site has 1 in the freshest theme I??ve came across. It extremely helps make reading your blog significantly easier.

  • 我們的環球網絡原料供應 – 知庫國際控股有限公司Chi Fung International Group Ltd. 我們的環球網絡原料供應 – 知庫國際控股有限公司Chi Fung International Group Ltd.

  • But wanna comment that you have a very nice internet site, I like the style it really stands out.

Leave a reply:

Your email address will not be published.

ReviewsGate Copyright Protection