BLOCKLEY is soon to be treated to a production of Noël Coward’s famous comedy “Blithe Spirit”.

The comedy is the latest from BADCo Blockley Amateur Dramatic Company (BADCO) and follows recent sell-out performances of “The Orchestra”, “Last Tango in Blockley”, “Trevor” and “Strictly Canterbury Tales”.

“Blithe Spirit” tells how a successful novelist Charles Condomine invites a medium Madame Arcati to hold a séance to provide material for a new book.

The plan gets out of hand when Madame Arcati inadvertently summons the author’s first wife Elvira who has been dead for seven years.

The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles' current marriage to Ruth. Ruth is unable to see who or what is distracting her husband and prompting him to utter a string of inexplicable comments.

Later Madame Arcati makes several attempts to reverse her embarrassing deed, but instead she adds to the complications.

Jo Knight plays the larger than life and mildly bonkers medium Madame Arcati and Graham New plays the increasingly confused, disturbed and exasperated novelist Charles Condomine.

Elvira is played by Sue Downing and Ruth is played by Sandra Gee. Jean Dicks plays Edith, the Condomine’s maid who occupies a pivotal role as the farce builds to its climax.

Philip Gee and Nikki Holt play Dr & Mrs Bradman.

The play is directed by William Wilkinson. Public performances run from Thursday July 26 to Saturday July 28. Tickets may be obtained from Blockley Village Shop.