Dentons Kensington Swan season of

Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward

9 NOV - 28 NOV 2021 — Theatre



Auckland Theatre Company


2 hours 20 mins, including interval



Raise your spirits with Noël Coward’s uproarious masterpiece!

When writer Charles Condomine visits spiritualist Madame Arcati to research his new book, what could possibly go wrong? That is, other than the resulting seance bringing Charles’ dead wife Elvira back to Earth – a development that doesn’t sit well with his new wife Ruth, particularly as Elvira’s attempts to reunite with her husband escalate...

When Blithe Spirit debuted in 1941 in war-torn London, its hysterical hijinks proved just the tonic for a shell-shocked population. A record-setting run followed and, over the decades, grand dames from Angela Lansbury to Judi Dench have filled Madame Arcati’s kaftan on stage and screen. Auckland Theatre Company proudly continues the tradition with our very own Lyn of Tawa, Ginette McDonald, leading a killer cast through Coward’s high-spirited signature farce.

Treat yourself to an other-worldly comic gem and a blissfully brilliant night out at the theatre!

Cast includes

Ginette McDonald

Antonia Prebble

Brooke Williams

Andrew Grainger

Rashmi Pilapitiya


Colin McColl

John Parker

Elizabeth Whiting

Dates &

Tue 9 Nov 7:00 PM Preview

Wed 10 Nov 7:00 PM Preview

Thu 11 Nov 8:00 PM Opening Night

Fri 12 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 13 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 13 Nov 8:00 PM

Sun 14 Nov 4:00 PM EAT/TALK/PLAY

Tue 16 Nov 7:00 PM Youth Forum

Wed 17 Nov 7:00 PM

Thu 18 Nov 8:00 PM

Fri 19 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 20 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 20 Nov 8:00 PM

Sun 21 Nov 4:00 PM Audio Described & Touch Tour

Tue 23 Nov 7:00 PM

Wed 24 Nov 1:00 PM

Wed 24 Nov 7:00 PM

Thu 25 Nov 8:00 PM NZSL Interpreted

Fri 26 Nov 8:00 PM

Sat 27 Nov 2:00 PM

Sat 27 Nov 8:00 PM

Sun 28 Nov 4:00 PM

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Special Events

Backstage Story

Discover the world behind the curtain, find out what takes place in the rehearsal room at these behind-the-scenes talks with the director, designers, and cast of each show.

Auckland Theatre Company Studios
487 Dominion Rd, Mount Eden
Carpark & entry off Brixton Road

Tuesday, 26 October, 6:30pm


Raise your theatre experience to the next level by attending this informative pre-show event.

Listen to a special guest speaker discuss a deeper aspect of the play while enjoying a glass of wine and afternoon tea in the picturesque Villa Maria Gallery at ASB Waterfront Theatre.

Tickets to EAT/TALK/PLAY are $25 each. You'll also need to purchase a ticket to the show if you wish to attend the performance after the event. These events sell out quickly so booking is essential.

Sunday, 14 November, 2:45pm