Who’s who in Spalding production of Blithe Spirit

Promoting Blithe Spirit: shop manager Alison Ivett and Madame Arcati played by Mandie Collier. Photo: SG290216-141SG
Promoting Blithe Spirit: shop manager Alison Ivett and Madame Arcati played by Mandie Collier. Photo: SG290216-141SG
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Michael Barron – who recently took the role of DS Paul Harrison in the movie Dishonoured, which was largely shot in South Holland – is playing socialite and novelist Charles Condomine in Blithe Spirit.

Two other cast members were involved in St Nicolas Players’ highly successful Vicar of Dibley – Amber Sinclair (who plays the ghost of Charles’s first wife Elvira) and Jed Laxton (playing Dr Bradman).

This may be a first in a producing role for Lucy Turner, but her mother Arline Evenden is a veteran actor with the group and is now chairman, while Lucy’s dad Richard is vice-president. Arlene is also currently busy building the set and will be stage managing this production.

Jules Jones has been involved with St Nicolas Players for nine years and has taken a number of lead roles in that time. This is her second directing role.

Other cast members include Emma Dobbs, who plays Charles Condomine’s second wife Ruth; Fiona Parish, playing Mrs Bradman; and Emily Deans, who is Edith in the play.

• Most of the costumes and set furniture is for sale from the Sue Ryder Vintage and Retro store in Bridge Street, Peterborough.