We hope our choice of play for our new time slot in April will be a popular one. We have decided to present Noel Coward's much loved, supernatural comedy Blithe Spirit. Most people will be aware of this classic tales' story line as it was made into a very successful film staring Rex Harrison and Margaret Rutherford and is at this moment showing in London's West End with Penelope Kieth, but for those that haven't, it goes something like this:
The year is 1945 and author, Charles Condomine, and his wife Ruth host a party at their opulent home in Kent. On the guest list are their friends the Bradmans and a rather excitable local medium, Madame Arcati, who has been invited, rather cruelly, as research for Charles into a character with a somewhat dubious psychic ability for his new novel.
When they all sit down after dinner for the séance that they requested a rather unexpected result materialises in the form of a ghost which is none other than.......well if you don't know the story I will go no further than that. You will just have to come along and enjoy the fun that ensues and ensue it certainly does in this enthralling tale of love, jealousy and a sprinkle of revenge!
We look forward to seeing you once again and thank you in advance for your continued support. Have an enjoyable evening. Peter Baker (President) Stock Drama Group
At Stock Village Hall
Ample car parking and full disabled access including hearing aid loop is available
Dates Tickets available from
Wednesday 27th to Saturday 30th April 2005 Lewis News, The Square, Stock
Curtain up: Exclusive Dry Cleaners, Holly Court, Billericay
8pm Tickets
Doors open: £6 for adults
7.30pm (£5 for children under 16 and Senior Citizens).
Cast Members
Directed by Peter Baker
Charles Malcolm Bland
Ruth Gwen Wilks
Madame Arcati Mary Cole
Elvira Dawn Popplewell
Doctor Bradman Bob Nafzgar
Mrs. Bradman Shirlee Grundy
Edith Barbara Woolnough
Production Team
Prompt Sarah Bleakley
Stage Manager Ashley Bailey
Lighting & Sound Andrew Baker
Photography Graham Platt
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