12 - 29 Apr 2007
Drama Centre Theatre, Singapore
Desperately seeking inspiration for his new book, Charles Koh, a novelist, invites the flamboyant Madame Arcati to perform a séance in his Bukit Timah bungalow. But he gets much more than he bargains for when the mischievous ghost of his first wife Elvira materialises and proceeds to wreak havoc on his relationship with his current wife, Ruth.
Together with their highly strung maid Edith and their friends Dr. & Mrs. Quek, the Kohs face the challenge of taming Elvira’s blithe spirit in a comedy that literally brings the house down!
Directing a sensational cast comprising the very best of Singapore’s stage, screen and television actors, the celebrated Glen Goei deftly dusts off the cobwebs on Noel Coward’s classic to reveal a comic masterpiece about love, marriage and life in the happy ever after.
Playwright Noel Coward
Director Glen Goei
Set Designer Adrian Linford
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Special Effects Designer Kiki Tay
Costume Designer Moe Kasim
Hair Designer Ashley Lim
Make-up Designer M.A.C
Make-up Artist The Make-Up Room
Production Manager Koh Bee Bee
Stage Manager Elnie S Mashari
Producer Tony Trickett
Pam Oei as Edith
Neo Swee Lin as Ruth Koh
Lim Kay Siu as Charles Koh
Gerald Chew as Doctor Quek
Celine Rosa Tan as Mrs Quek
Selena Tan as Madame Arcati
Tan Kheng Hua as Elvira
"Witty dialogue, quality sound, well-fleshed characters and a competent cast made it a night to remember."SPH Straits Times LIFE!
"A Panadol for people tired of the recent spate of arty plays that did not believe that one of the rules of theatre is to entertain.."The Flying Inkpot
"Glen Goei’s ambitious production never missed a beat. The cast were superb – funny, quick, gay; all the things they should be."The Arts Magazine
"A welcome evening of unadulterated, side-splitting comedy you won’t want to miss for all the world. If you see one show this year, this has got to be it."GetAsia.com
"Wild Rice’s aim to re-vision the world classics for the contemporary Asian stage was put on sure footing with this very funny, professional and Asian-ised British Classic."The Arts Magazine