A smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic offers a cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, who is called up by a visiting “happy medium.”
With wonderful staging, a script with twists and turns and 1940’s costuming and set, Blithe Spirit is a deliciously ghostly and funny piece of theatre!
September 26 – October 6, 2019
8:00 PM – Sep 26, 27, 28; Oct 4, 5
2:00 PM – Sep 29; Oct 5, 6
General Admission: $25
Dinner & Show Package: $65
213 Second St.
905-372-2210 | 1-855-372-2210
Dinner & A Show!
New this year, enjoy a delicious prix fixe menu at Cucina Urbana before taking in a great Northumberland Players show!
For $65, you get a tasty dinner with gratuities and taxes included (drinks extra), followed by the show at the Firehall theatre.
To purchase, simply choose the "Dinner & Show" option when you buy your ticket, call Cucina Urbana at (905) 377-9100 to make your reservations for the night of the performance, and show your ticket at dinner.
About The Show
Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward. The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.
The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
The play was first seen in the West End in 1941, creating a new long-run record for non-musical British plays of 1,997 performances. It also did well on Broadway later that year, running for 657 performances.
Coward adapted the play for film in 1945, starring Rex Harrison, and directed a musical adaptation, High Spirits, on Broadway in 1964. It was also adapted for television in the 1950s and 1960s and for radio.
The play enjoyed several West End and Broadway revivals in the 1970s and 1980s and was revived again in London in 2004, 2011 and 2014. It returned to Broadway in February 2009.
Did You Know?
On Playing Madame Arcati: Heather StubbsSeptember 19, 2019
Madame Arcati: Colourful and Eccentric with a Storied HistorySeptember 16, 2019
Cast & Creative Team
Watch for photos of Blithe Spirit closer to opening night!
Watch for reviews of Blithe Spirit after opening night!
The FIrehall Theatre
The Firehall Theatre is located behind Victoria Hall in downtown Cobourg. Seating is general admission.
213 Second St.
Parking is available across Second St. in public lots – please note that this parking is only valid for two hours.
Street parking is available around the theatre.
Cobourg Transit stops less than a block away: Route 1 at :10 and :45, and Route 2 at :15 and :42. For more information, see cobourg.ca.