High spirited comic performance marks playwright's anniversary

Graphic: Blithe Spirit publicity poster

A group of English-speaking actors is to bring a well-known Noël Coward play to life for Luxembourg audiences next month, 40 years after the playwright's death.

Supernatural comedy Blithe Spirit is to be performed by the BGT English Theatre Company for two runs in February and then in May.

The story, described by the playwright as an “improbable farce”, focuses on the lives of successful writer Charles Condomine, his second wife, Ruth, and the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Visible only to Charles, the spectral former spouse causes chaos in the Condomine home as she is hellbent on winning back her mortal husband.

Sir Noël Coward (1899-1973) was widely considered to be England’s leading musical and comedy writer from the 1920s to the 1950s. He was also an actor and singer who performed in many of his own plays, as well as in various films. His work has remained popular and widely performed to this day. 2013 marks the 40th anniversary of his death making it a poignant year to revive this popular play on Luxembourg stages.

BGT is an English-language acting group, founded in 1991 in Berlin. Since then it has performed shows in Germany and Luxembourg.

Watch the second run of Blithe Spirit in Luxembourg:

  • Abbaye de Neumünster (Salle Robert Krieps), 28, rue Münster, L-2160 Luxembourg: Tuesday, May 14 – Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 8pm

    Tickets available from the Abbaye de Neumünster via phone on 262052- 1 or online via www.ccrn.lu

    Special rates for school groups are available by contacting Tony Kingston via the.bgt.lux@gmail.com