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Blithe SpiritJennifer Saunders plays the clairvoyant Madame Arcati in Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, directed by former National Theatre director Sir Richard Eyre. Written in 1941, Coward's witty comedy provided light relief at the height of World War II when it was first staged. In this new production, which played to sell out audiences at Theatre Royal Bath last summer, Jennifer is joined by original cast members Geoffrey Streatfeild who stars as novelist Charles, Lisa Dillon as his second wife Ruth Condomine and Emma Naomi as his first Elvira whose ghost is inadvertently summoned at a seance. When she appears, visible only to Charles, and determined to sabotage his current marriage, life gets more complicated. This is the third play from Jonathan Church's Summer Season to transfer to the West End following Arthur Miller's The Price and Switzerland at the Ambassadors. The new production tours the UK playing at Richmond Theatre from 17th until 22nd February before arriving in the West End at the Duke of York's Theatre in March for a five week run.

 

About Duke of York's Theatre

This West End theatre has more than its share of name changes. Originally called The Trafalgar in 1894, it became the Duke of York's to honour the future King George V. During the late 1990s, the name was temporarily changed to The Royal Court Theatre. More about Duke of York's Theatre

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Blithe Spirit  Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit, 2020 UK tour and West End. Photo: Nobby-Clark  

   
Blithe Spirit - Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit, 2020 UK tour and West End. Photo: Nobby-Clark

Blithe Spirit Jennifer Saunders in Blithe Spirit, 2020 UK tour and West End. Photo: Nobby-Clark 


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Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £137  27% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Blithe Spirit
The Hampshire Hotel is located in the heart of film and Theatreland. Guests can enjoy superb Mexican- Peruvian sharing plates at Leicester Square Kitchen with drinks ... More
 
 
 
The Trafalgar St. James London, Curio Collection by Hilton
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £181  26% off
2 Spring Gardens, SW1A | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Almost in the shadow of Nelson's Column, and with the Palaces of Whitehall looming behind it, this hotel is at the heart of the Capital. ... More
 
 
 
Club Quarters Trafalgar Square
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £115  26% off
8 Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
A fantastic nineteenth century exterior hides a thoroughly modern hotel, with clean, minimalist design in the rooms. The biggest draw is the location, in the very ... More
 
 
 
 
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Waitress
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th February 2019 to 4th July 2020
Blithe Spirit, 18-20 Maiden Lane, The Strand, WC2R | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Based on the 2007 film by Adrienne Shelley, Waitress the musical tells the story of Jenna, an expert pie maker in a small town who dreams ...More
 
 
 
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The Watsons
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 8th May to 26th September 2020
Blithe Spirit, 6 Panton Street, SW1Y | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Adapted from Jane Austen's unfinished novel and "joyously directed" (Evening Standard) by Samuel West, The Watsons comes to the West End's Harold Pinter Theatre from Chichester ...More
 
 
 
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The Seagull
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 11th March to 30th May 2020
Blithe Spirit, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 5 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Emilia Clarke from Game Of Thrones makes her West End debut as Nina in Anya Reiss's modern update of Anton Chekhov's drama of overlapping love triangles. ...More
 
 
 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
 
 
 
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Wyndham's Theatre
London > Entertainment > Theatres
Charing Cross Road, Soho, London WC2H | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Wyndham's Theatre opened in Charing Cross Road on 16th November 1899 and was owned by Charles Wyndham. One of its biggest hits was Sandy Wilson's The ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Blithe Spirit
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blithe Spirit
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Pan de Vie
London > Shopping > Delicatessens
5 New Row, WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Combining classic European baking with exotic flavours of the Far East, Pan de Vie delivers a visual treat of brilliantly-coloured sweet patisseries and ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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Notes - Trafalgar Square
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
31 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Coffee-cum-wine-bar Notes occupies a great spot close to Trafalgar Square and Leicester Square in what was a record shop of more than 15 years ... More
 
 
 
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Fumo London
London > Restaurants > Italian restaurants
37 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
From the Italian family owned San Carlo restaurant group, who also own Signor Sassi in Knightsbridge and Cicchetti in Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
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The London Film School
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
24 Shelton Street, Covent Garden, WC2H | 5 minutes from Blithe Spirit
The London Film School is the oldest-established international school of film technique in the world. The school has contributed significantly to ... More
 
 
 
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Courtauld Institute of Art
London > Education > Arts and Drama
Somerset House, Covent Garden, London WC2R | 9 minutes from Blithe Spirit
The Courtauld is one of the most prestigious art schools in the country, affiliated with the Oxbridge system and boasting a huge private location and prime ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 10 minutes from Blithe Spirit
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, Soho, London W1D | 3 minutes from Blithe Spirit
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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The Sanctuary
London > Leisure > Fitness
12 Floral Street, Covent Garden, London WC2E | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
This day spa exclusively for women is a total pampering experience from the minute you step through the door. Located in bustling Covent Garden you'll soon ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
Created in 1874, the Victoria Embankment Gardens run parallel to the River Thames, creating a green walkway between Waterloo Bridge and Embankment, and are dotted with ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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Mr Fogg's Tavern
London > Nightlife > Pubs
58 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Themed around explorer Phileas Fogg, this traditional Victorian tavern in the heart of Covent Garden's ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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Library
London > Nightlife > Bars
112 St Martin's Lane , Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
Private members club housed in a five story town house, with a restaurant, hotel, bar and nightclub. Members are voted in by a committee but it's ... More
 
 
 
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Blind Spot
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
A late-night speakeasy within St Martins Lane Hotel, Blind Spot is hidden behind the faƧade of a boutique tea counter and a secret golden ... More
 
 
 
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The Den St Martins Lane
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
An oak-panelled snug at St Martins Lane , The Den is the perfect place to enjoy afternoon tea, curl up with ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Blithe Spirit
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Blithe Spirit
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 4 minutes from Blithe Spirit
A hip designer hotel by Tim and Kit Kemp in a grand building on the prestigious Haymarket, the broad boulevard street making for an impressive entrance. ... More
 
 
 

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The DoctorThe DoctorThe DoctorDescribed by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2020. An adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi, the production sees Ruth Wolff, a secular Jew who's in charge of an institute specialisi2020-06-02T19:30:00+01002020-07-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre,   St Martins Lane      WC2N 4BG
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PRICING  £15-£99.50
DATES  20th April to 18th July 2020
VENUE  Duke of York's Theatre 
Described by the Guardian as 'one of the peak theatrical performances of the year', Juliet Stevenson reprises her role in Robert Icke's The Doctor when it transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre in 2020. An adaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's Professor Bernhardi, the production sees Ruth Wolff, a secular Jew who's in charge of an institute specialisi... More about this event
 
The PillowmanThe PillowmanMatthew Dunster directs Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Steve Pemberton in Martin McDonagh's Olivier Award-winning black comedy, set in a totalitarian state in which a writer is questioned about a spate of murders similar to his short stories.2020-07-24T19:30:00+01002020-10-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
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The Pillowman
The Ocean At The End Of The LaneThe Ocean At The End Of The LaneAlex returns to the old Sussex farmhouse of his youth and recalls a battle against dark, ancient forces with his best friend Lettie in Joel Horwood's stage adaptation of Neil Gaiman's fantasy novel. Katy Rudd directs the West End transfer of the National Theatre's acclaimed staging.2020-10-31T00:00:00+00002021-02-06T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Duke of York's Theatre,   St Martins Lane      WC2N 4BG
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A hit for the Donmar in 2014 when it ran as the theatre's Christmas production, Cy Coleman and David Zippel's ...More

 
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 1 minute walk from Blithe Spirit

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Wyndham's Theatre 1 minute walk from Blithe Spirit

Tom Stoppard's epic family drama and "his most personal play yet" (The Times) comes to the West End in January ...More

 
Dear Evan Hansen
Dear Evan Hansen
Theatre | Until 27th June 2020 

Noel Coward Theatre 1 minute walk from Blithe Spirit

Michael Greif directs the Tony Award-winning musical about a teenage outcast who becomes a focal point for a community's grief ...More

 
POSTPONED: Artemisia Gentileschi
POSTPONED: Artemisia Gentileschi
Exhibitions | Until 26th July 2020 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Blithe Spirit

Artemisia will not open as originally planned on 4th April 2020 due to current global travel restrictions. The National Gallery ...More

 
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Titian: Love, Desire, Death
Exhibitions | Until 14th June 2020 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from Blithe Spirit

With landmark loans from the likes of the Wallace Collection along with six paintings jointly owned by the National Gallery ...More

 
Magic Mike Live
Magic Mike Live
Dance | Until 13th September 2020 

The Hippodrome 2 minutes walk from Blithe Spirit

Picking up from where Dirty Dancing left off, Channing Tatum presents an adults-only dance and acrobatic spectacular based on the ...More

 
Six The Musical
Theatre | Until 31st January 2021 

Arts Theatre 3 minutes walk from Blithe Spirit

Toby Marlow and Lucy Moss' playful musical history lesson about Henry VIII and his six wives, which puts the spotlight ...More

Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Fourth Plinth: Heather Phillipson THE END
Exhibitions | Until 26th March 2022 

Trafalgar Square 3 minutes walk from Blithe Spirit

London born artist Heather Philipson puts an ice cream with a cherry on top on The Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar ...More

 

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