Blithe Spirit

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TV tonight: it's all go in espionage drama Deutschland 89
Martin is approached by a raft of initialed organisations. Plus: a special edition of Gardenders’ World. Here’s what to watch this evening

Phil Harrison, Ali Catterall, Hannah J Davies and Paul Howlett

12, Mar, 2021 @6:20 AM

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Judi Dench: 'In my mind's eye I'm six foot and willowy and about 39'
At 86 and in lockdown, the actor finds herself in the rare position of not working. Instead, she talks about theatrical ghosts, her friendship with Harvey Weinstein and definitely not being a national treasure

Xan Brooks

22, Jan, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – unhappy reimagining of Coward's classic
Not even Judi Dench can save this feeble remake of the playwright’s 1941 comedy

Simran Hans

17, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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That's the spirit! Judi Dench reveals how a clairvoyant chose her name
The Oscar-winning star, who plays the eccentric Madame Arcati in a new film of Blithe Spirit, says her name was revealed to her parents by a famous 1930s medium

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @7:58 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Richard Eyre's skilfully crafted revival
Jennifer Saunders stars as Madame Arcati in this touching production of the Coward classic

Clare Brennan

23, Jun, 2019 @7:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit: Dame Judi to raise Britain’s spirits as Coward’s mystic madame
New film of 1941 play hopes to heal a haunted country

Dalya Alberge

15, Jun, 2019 @12:59 PM

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Blithe Spirit review – Nichola McAuliffe is an Arcati to savour

Nichola McAuliffe is glorious as Noël Coward's batty psychic in a production that's short of paranormal shocks, writes Alfred Hickling

Alfred Hickling

20, May, 2014 @11:51 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Angela Lansbury's happy medium

Angela Lansbury plays a magnificently dotty Madame Arcati in a remarkable production of Coward's glacial comedy, writes Susannah Clapp

Susannah Clapp

23, Mar, 2014 @12:05 AM

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Marvellous, they wrote: raptures greet Angela Lansbury's West End return

Matt Trueman: Murder, She Wrote star receives near-universal acclaim for her first theatrical appearance in London since 1975

Matt Trueman

19, Mar, 2014 @5:19 PM

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Blithe Spirit review: The play's the thing in a fine Noël Coward revival

Gielgud, London
Angela Lansbury is back on a London stage after nearly 40 years, but her presence has a faintly distorting effect

Michael Billington

18, Mar, 2014 @11:00 PM

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Blithe Spirit and theatre as seance: the lasting appeal of spiritualism on stage

Channelling voices, raising the dead, audiences eager to believe … spiritualism makes great theatre. Lyn Gardner looks at the spectres and showmen that haunt Noël Coward's comedy classic Blithe Spirit

Lyn Gardner

04, Mar, 2014 @6:23 PM

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This week's new theatre

Blithe Spirit | The Big Meal | Credible Likeable Superstar Role Model | Do I Hear A Waltz? | The Memory Of Water | Rime

Mark Cook & Lyn Gardner

01, Mar, 2014 @6:00 AM

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