One of the UK’s most popular comic actresses, Jennifer Saunders (Absolutely Fabulous, French and Saunders) stars as one of Noël Coward’s best-loved characters, the eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati, in Blithe Spirit which will be on stage at Malvern Theatres ahead of a West End run.

Inventive, witty and Noël Coward's own favourite play, this meticulously engineered comedy is filled with a party of hilarious characters. Written and directed by Coward in a flush of almost supernatural inspiration in 1941, Blithe Spirit instantly enjoyed a record-breaking run in the West End and transferred to Broadway.

Directed by five-time Olivier Award winner Richard Eyre, the cast also features Lisa Dillon (Cranford, Hawking, Suffragette), Geoffrey Streatfeild (The Thick Of It, Spooks, Private Peaceful, Kinky Boots), Emma Naomi (Pinter Five, West End, The Cherry Orchard, Bristol Old Vic), Simon Coates (RSC, National Theatre, Headlong Theatre, Shakespeare’s Globe), Lucy Robinson (Cold Feet, The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Emma) and Rose Wardlaw (Coram Boy, Call the Midwife).

Blithe Spirit will be at Malvern Theatres from Monday, January 27 to Saturday, February 1. To book, call the box office on 01684 892277 or visit