PREVIEW: Noel Coward: Art and Style, Guildhall Art Gallery

The exhibition will explore how Noel Coward and his circle influenced fashion and culture as well as his hugely successful career as a playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer. Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of Noel Coward making his West End debut, this free exhibition will feature a number of original pieces from Sir Noël’s… Read More

Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit

Edward Hall directs this latest film based on Noel Coward’s play – but how did critics react to it? The Guardian: * “Despite the heavyweight cast, the film’s production values are those of a kids’ TV show that might go out on a weekday afternoon.” The Financial Times: * “Hall recycles the set-up as pure… Read More

NEWS: Lockdown Theatre Announces Live Virtual Read of Noel Coward’s Private Lives

Following on from the virtual reading of Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot in June, Lockdown Theatre announce a virtual reading of Private Lives by Noël Coward. Taking place on Sunday 13th September at 7pm, with permission from the Noël Coward Foundation, the table read will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director chaired by Paul Jackson.… Read More

REVIEW: Present Laughter, St James Theater, Broadway (2017)

Moritz von Stuelpnagel’s straightforward and gently comical production of Noel Coward’s comedy is enjoyable to watch thanks to a strong central performance from Kevin Kline. Intrigues, secrets, affairs and a man worried about his future career now that he is in his fifties all lie at the heart of this deliciously chaotic play that while… Read More

Review Round Up: Blithe Spirit, Duke of York’s Theatre

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the London transfer of Richard Eyre’s production of Noel Coward’s comedy. The Stage: *** “although Saunders summons some three-dimensionality, the rest of the production, while entertaining enough, has as much substance as a spectre.” London Theatre.co.uk: *** “Eyre’s production – and the wives themselves – achieve liftoff,… Read More

NEWS: Cast Announced for London Revival of Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30

The full casting for the first London revival of Noel Coward’s Tonight at 8.30 since 1936 has been announced.  Playing at the Jermyn Street Theatre from the 10th April, Tonight at 8.30 is being presented as part of the theatre’s The Reaction Season. Tonight at 8.30 is formed of nine one-act plays ranging from music-hall pastiche, to… Read More

NEWS: Emma Rice’s Brief Encounter to Return to West End

Kneehigh Theatre’s production of Noël Coward’s play will arrive in London following runs at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre and The Lowry, Salford.  “I’m a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it’s enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago.” Your heart dances. The… Read More

Major New UK Tour of Noel Coward’s Private Lives Announced

A new revival of Noel Coward’s Private Lives will embark on a major new UK tour, prior to opening in the West End it has been announced. Directed by Tom Attenborough, this new production of Coward’s classic comedy will star Tom Chambers (Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing), Laura Rogers (Tipping the Velvet, An Ideal Husband),… Read More