Blithe Spirit
Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit (1976-1977)

Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit: An Improbable Farce (1941)

Date from

18 June 1976

Previews: 17, 19, 22 and 23/6/76. Press night: 24/6. NT archive gives 19/6 as Press Night.

Date to

28 May 1977

No of Performances 88   Confidence Level  
Touring Yes
Language English


National Theatre: Lyttelton Theatre

19-Jun-1976 to 15-Jan-1977

65 performances.

National Theatre: Olivier Theatre (Est. 1976)

09-Feb-1977 to 28-May-1977

23 performances.

Linked Productions

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Linked People

Harold Pinter (1930 - 2008)

Creative | Director

Eileen Diss (1931)

Creative | Set Designer

Richard Pilbrow (1933)

Creative | Lighting Designer

Robin Fraser Paye

Creative | Lighting Designer

Sylvia Carter

Creative | Sound Designer

Diana Boddington (1921 - 2002)

Technical | Stage Manager

Ian Buckingham

Technical | Assistant Stage Manager

Kate Salberg

Technical | Assistant Stage Manager

Karen Stone

Technical | Deputy Stage Manager

Marshall Goodhew

Technical | Production Manager

Harry Lomax

Technical | Staff Director

John Haynes

Creative | Production Photographer

Noël Coward (1899 - 1973)

Creative | Playwright

Linked Organisations

Royal National Theatre (Producing & Receiving House | Est. 1963)

South Bank, London SE1 9PX, England



Edith (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Susan Williamson

Madame Arcati (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Elizabeth Spriggs (1929 - 2008)

Mrs Bradman (Age: Not specified, Female)

Understudy: Catherine Harding

Ruth (Blithe Spirit) (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Rowena Cooper (1935)

Charles (Blithe Spirit) (Age: Not specified, Male)

Performer: Richard Johnson (1927 - 2015)

Elvira (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Maria Aitken (1945)

Mrs Bradman (Age: Not specified, Female)

Performer: Joan Hickson (1906 - 1998)

Doctor Bradman (Age: Not specified, Male)

Listed in programme as Dr Bradman.

Performer: Geoffrey Chater (1921)

Linked Awards

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Blithe Spirit Production Programme

The British Library, Main Catalogue, Harold Pinter Miscellaneous Theatre Programmes YD 2005. A. 6228

Theatre programme

Daniel Rosenthal's The National Theatre Story

Daniel Rosenthal, The National Theatre Story (London: Oberon, 2013)

Academic book

Information about performance times and number of performances taken from Rosenthal's unpaginated book, and section for 1976 productions.

National Theatre Archive: Production record 344

Theatre archive

Accessed 18 January 2021