Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre have just announced a production of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, as part of their 38th season. In this supernatural comedy, love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem – and ‘Till Death Do Us Part’ no longer applies.
The Walnut Street Theatre, founded in 1809, is the oldest continuously-operating theatre in the English-speaking world and the oldest theatre in the United States. The production of Blithe Spirit will run from January 26 - March 14, 2020, and you can read more about it here.
The 1948 searing British drama THE WINSLOW BOY is the latest exciting addition to join Studiocanal’s Vintage Classics Collection. Stunningly restored with brand new bonus content, THE WINSLOW BOY – based on Terence Rattigan’s famous play – comes to Blu-ray and DVD on 3rd February 2020 and is available to pre-order here.
Directed by Anthony Asquith (The Browning Version, Pygmalion) and adapted from the seminal play by Terence Rattigan (The Deep Blue Sea, Separate Tables), THE WINSLOW BOY is a classic tale of standing up to bureaucracy and one family’s testing fight for justice, based on the real-life 1908 case of George Archer-Shee.
THE WINSLOW BOY follows the tribulations of an Edwardian naval cadet Ronnie Winslow (Neil North), who is accused of the theft of a 5-shilling postal order, then expelled from his academy without any chance to defend himself. On returning home, his father Arthur (Cedric Hardwicke: Les Misérables, Around the World in 80 Days) becomes determined to prove his inn...
Mike Kenny's stage adaptation of the 1906 children's classic The Railway Children by Edith Nesbit has made no. 5 in the Nick Hern top 10 most produced amateur titles of 2019!
This story of a prosperous Edwardian family who nearly lose everything captures the anxieties and exhilarations of childhood with great tenderness and insight. Kenny’s imaginative adaptation offers three plum roles for young performers, and is eminently suitable for schools, youth theatres and drama groups.
‘This glorious adaptation never for a moment runs out of steam’ - Guardian
Tickets are now on sale for Blithe Spirit at the Meadow Brook Theatre, Michigan's largest producing professional theatre. The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived Noël Coward classic offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati.
The production is running from January 8 - February 2, 2020, and tickets can be purchased on their website.