Stellar cast for Blithe Spirit
Director Bette Sartore (front) with the cast of Blithe Spirit
Kyneton-based theatre company, Cathouse Players have been rehearsing Noël Coward’s wonderful farce Blithe Spirit, which will open for a two-week season next month.Director Bette Sartore has lined up a stellar cast for this production and she has them at a cracking pace.
“It is an amazing cast,” Bette said. “I truly believe this is going to be a great show.”
Blithe Spirit is set in an English country home in the 1930s.As the story goes, socialite and novelist Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati to his home to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.
The fun really begins when Madame Arcati makes contact with the ghost of Charles’ annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who then hangs around to haunt him.Award-winning actress, Maggie Browne plays the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati in this very funny and witty play and Maggie says she is having a ball.
“I am so excited about this play, I can’t wait for opening night on November 8,” Maggie said.Maggie has been performing for more than 50 years and many local theatre lovers, who have seen her grace the stage, will agree - you can’t take your eyes off her when she is treading the boards.
A consummate professional, she works tirelessly on her parts and always gives 100 per cent commitment to her role whether she is playing the lead or a little walk-on part.If you get the chance, don’t miss Maggie in this role – from all reports it is going to be a great performance and a stunning show.
Cathouse Players have been performing to full houses in Chewton this past year but the good news is that director Bette Sartore says the company is extremely keen to perform in Kyneton.Blithe Spirit will be performed at the Chewton Senior Citizens Centre from November 8-17. Tickets: $20/$15 concession. For bookings and further details visit www.trybooking.com/DMVD or call 5422 1603.