This magical play, directed by Kate Mallory, with assistant director Chris Greenhill is a joyful
experience as part of the Ipswich Little Theatre’s 2020 season.
Public performances are nights on 29 February, 6,7,13 and 14 March at 8pm and Sunday matinees are 1 and 8 March at 2pm.
Writer Charles Condomine invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house and asks along his friends, Dr and Mrs Bradman. His intention is to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book.
Despite initially thinking the séance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira. Once in the house, Elvira is unable to leave, and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Condamine’s second wife, Ruth, she begins to create all kinds of mischief and trouble between the married couple.
When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruth’s death in her attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives.
Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side.
Legendary British playwright, Noel Coward’s comic plays continue to delight audiences all over the world.
Look into the crystal ball and enjoy the wit, fun and farcical situations as this twentieth-century classic sparkles on the Incinerator stage. It is rated PG with mild adult themes. This classic comedy is the first season for Ipswich Little Theatre Society for 2020. We are giving away 2 adult tickets worth $44 for Friday night 13 March.
Head to @lifestyleqld on Facebook to enter. This play will be performed at the historic Incinerator Theatre, Burley Griffin Drive, Queens Park Ipswich. Gates open at 7.15 pm and 1.15 pm with the licensed bar serving hot and cold beverages and light snacks.
Bookings online www.ilt.org.au or at the Ipswich Visitor Information Centre, Queens Park phone 3281 0555 or in person.
Feature image Ipswich Little Theatre Facebook by Georgia Wright