Talk:Blithe Spirit (play)

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I removed the infobox. There are only four FA-class plays in Wikipedia, and none of them have an infobox. Apparently the theatre project, like the Opera project, considers infoboxes distracting, repetitive and unnecessary. -- Ssilvers (talk) 16:19, 6 April 2010 (UTC)

And so say all of us! - Tim riley (talk) 20:22, 6 April 2010 (UTC)


Am I alone in thinking that it lacks balance to have "Blithe Spirit" as the disambiguation page? I believe the average user would expect to go straight to the page on the original play. The made-for-television version and even Lean's film are much less in demand by users. Taking a random month (December last) the play had 3,659 hits; the film 1,194 and the TV version 301. I suggest the play page be renamed "Blithe Spirit" with the existing links to the other two preserved. The disambiguation page could then be done away with. Thoughts, please? - Tim riley (talk) 07:09, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

You are not alone. I think the play is the WP:primary topic. The play was written first and has been far more successful than the film. I would support the move you propose. -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:43, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Inconsistency noted, so which is it?[edit]

It says, "The Broadway premiere took place ... In the cast were ... and Jacqueline Clarke as Edith." Then it says, "Roles and original cast... Edith, a maid – Ruth Reeves." So which is it? Clarke or Reeves? Besides, why is there even a section on 'roles and original cast' since that's already in the article? The section is redundant. MagnoliaSouth (talk) 16:59, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

Hi. The original cast, which is listed in full, is the West End cast. Clarke was in the Broadway cast, so you simply misread it. Nevertheless, to clarify, I have removed the non-notable names and added text above the full cast list. -- Ssilvers (talk) 20:28, 26 September 2011 (UTC)

UK tour?[edit]

An editor added a mention of a UK tour of the 2011 production but did not include a source. Does anyone have a WP:Reliable source describing this tour? -- Ssilvers (talk) 14:30, 4 May 2014 (UTC)

Hi. I've just looked at this article for the first time, having watched the David Lean film last night, and the photograph of the leading characters shows different actors than those credited underneath. John.Whythe (talk) 12:16, 18 December 2014 (UTC)