Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is the perfect set up for a late 60s sitcom. Charles and his wife Ruth invite a medium over for an evening dinner and seance – partly as a laugh, partly to gather information for his next novel. As it unfolds, they unintentionally conjure the ghost of his seven years dead wife, Elvira. Who only he can see.
A befuddled husband living with his new wife and the ghost of his dead wife. It would be the perfect fit for an evening of supernatural comedies along with I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched.
Chances are good, of course, that you’ve seen it all before in some movie or TV show. And that’s okay. Blithe Spirit isn’t trying to break new ground or give any deeper understanding of the human condition. It aims to be a lighthearted evening with some good laughs and it succeeds splendidly. Read the full review.