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Blithe Spirit, Apollo Theatre

Blithe Spirit, Apollo Theatre

Spiritless revival of Noël Coward's ghostly comedy

Oestrogen maelstrom: Ruthie Henshall and Alison Steadman in 'Blithe Spirit'Manuel Harlan

Blithe Spirit was born in the shadow of the Blitz: Noël Coward, whose London home had just been bombed, wrote it in Portmeirion, Wales, in 1941 over a brisk six days. But the evil Hun never once puts in an appearance (over breakfast, the characters briefly wonder whether there's anything of note in the morning's Times; of course, there is not). Another, more complicated war is being waged here: the battle of the sexes.

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