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Written by Norm Foster
Directed by Ellie King *

Another tour-de-force for our actors who again play all the roles in this brilliantly funny and affectionate look back at the classic Hollywood comedies of the 30s and 40s. This Western Exclusive remount picks up where we were forced to stop in 2020 due to some bug or other.

The unforgettable Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn were just two of the stars of the Screwball Comedies that were so hugely popular in Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s.  Fast talking, gag cracking hilarity that had them rolling in the aisles back in the day, is now given an update and made even funnier by the foremost of popular Canadian playwrights – the brilliant Norm Foster.

The year is 1938 and the courageous and hardworking Mary Hayes is trying to find a new career. She sets her sights on the male-dominated world of newspaper journalism. The editor-in-chief, sets her against his self-absorbed ace reporter, Jeff Kincaid. If Jeff writes a better story, he gets to keep his job. If Mary wins, she will replace the star newshound. What story do they cover? A society wedding!  A nod to the zany screwball comedies of that time period, this play is full snappy banter, goofy characters and humour that will have you falling out of your seat.

Abruptly ended by COVID, we are now proud bring you the re-launch of our Western Canadian Premiere of this affectionate and hilarious spoof featuring outrageous characters with the added spice of a mystery!

  • Suitable for:

    Adults & older children 12+.
    Some suggestive dialog.
    Parental Guidance.

  • Comedy

    Light entertainment.
    Fast paced...
    Comedy with a bit of mystery.

  • Relaxed Performance*

    *Click the title to read more about "Relaxed Performances"

Audience Reactions:

Fabulous & Hilarious

Thanks to rctheatreco for their presentation of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at the Surrey Arts Centre. It is a fabulous & hilarious production featuring Ellie King as Madame Arcati plus other local artists.

Linda Annis
Surrey Councillor

Thoroughly Delightful!

We were in the audience at Surrey Arts Centre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Excellent!

Excellent!

Deb Nelson

Really Enjoyed It

We saw this show tonight and really enjoyed it!

Rebecca Bea

Clever Personalities

We all enjoyed the laughter last night! Thanks for clever personalities flair, story & neat set with spooky moving parts! Look forward to more this season!

Pattie Petrala

Delightful!

We were in the audience @surreyartscentre last night. The play was thoroughly delightful. You were your always talented and artistic self and the audience loved you for it. We went home and checked out the 1949 Blithe Spirit movie with Margaret Rutherford. So wonderful to be back at live theatre. Thank you to all who made this happen.

Penny Priddy

Super entertainment!

Wall to wall laughs! Super entertainment!

Jes A.

So fun!

So fun! So glad I got to see you and the show. Just so well done:)

Yasmin A.

Great Show

Great show! Saw it on Saturday and laughed and laughed!

Brett O'.

Amazing

Went last night! Amazing show!

Eli M.

Dark comedy

The show will split your sides and rupture your spleen. It’s a dark comedy you don’t want to miss. You’ll be totally entertained. I think you’ll enjoy every minute of it.

Shaun McHale

Cast:

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