Blithe Spirit - Charles and Elvira.
That a woman conceived me, I thank her; that she brought me up, I likewise give her most humble thanks: but that I will have a recheat winded in my forehead, or hang my bugle in an invisible baldrick, all women shall pardon me. Because I will not do them the wrong to mistrust any, I will do myself the right to trust none; and the fine is, for the which I may go the finer, I will live a bachelor.
- Benedick, Much Ado About Nothing.
'I’m sure I’m not the only one to have experienced a quiver of excitement when the casting for this production was announced. No, no, it wasn’t for Dame Angela Lansbury. Don’t be so silly. …It was not for the lovely Lansbury that my heart beat faster, no indeed. My palpitations are all in aid of the delectable Charles Edwards, a man born to wear suits, speak posh-gob words, and make us all marvel at his gleaming hair… I’m sorry, I may be having a bit of a moment. Do excuse me.'…
'It was Charles who pulled all the strings together and made this the slick production it is. As the one character who’s thread runs through the entire play, he had a big role to play, but this man is a perfect fit for Coward’s work. He has that kind of easy charm that makes a cad into a hero.
'When it came to the curtain call, as the rest of the cast all lined up and waiting, Edwards gave us in the audience a hand signal telling us to ‘wait’ before he headed off to fetch Dame Angela. What a charming bastard he is.’
Lovingly extracted from here.
Blithe Spirit 3rd night preview curtain call (via burtonjr88)
First Blithe Spirit production photo - in high res for your pleasure :D (via @LeeDeanProducer)
Photo from the first preview of Blithe Spirit last night, 1st March. Yes, they got a standing ovation. (via @AnneCyron)
Wishing Charlie, Dame Angie and the cast of Blithe Spirit all the best for their first ever performance ever EVER at the Gielgud Theatre tonight.
Go kick arse, lad!! Shall be seeing you April 9th.
Charles Edwards Filmography Part 4. As you can plainly see, 2013 was certainly the best year for spontaneous Charlie appearances :D