Gateway to Noël Coward - UK Edition
Angela Lansbury Hits The Road With ‘Blithe Spirit’ Tour
Angela Lansbury will continue her Tony-winning, West End-haunting run as the spirited rare medium Madame Arcati in Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit. The star of all screens and stages is taking the show on the road for a North American tour slated to begin December 9 at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles, officially opening December 14. Lansbury, who turns 89 on October 16, will then bring the Michael Blakemore production to San Francisco, Toronto and Washington, where the tour will end with a run at the National Theatre from March 17-29. Read more...
Coward to China...
Members of the National Theatre of China visited the Noël Coward Room this week and showed great interest in bringing Noël Coward's work to China.
Alan Brodie and the Chinese guests with Sarah McNair and Kate Brower
The Noël Coward Room
The Noël Coward Collection of Archive material is broadly split between two centres. Currently, part of the Archive is held at the University of Birmingham Special Collections (already partially catalogued) and another part is held in air-conditioned specialist storage facilities at Cadogan Tate in Ealing.
A smaller amount of material is situated in the newly opened Noël Coward Room which is located at the offices of ABR.
The archivist will hold an important position at the heart of the Noël Coward Estate’s drive to ensure that the Noël Coward Archive is properly cared for and made accessible for future generations.
The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for the material held at Cadogan Tate and The Noël Coward Room but will also have an involvement across the Collection as a whole.
Hay Fever reviews ***** and ****...hysteria rules as
Felicity Kendal does Coward.
Theatre Royal, Bath
This faithful revival of Noël Coward's durable comedy of bad manners is smartly performed by Kendal and Michael Simkins. 4 STARS from The Guardian• The Telegraph • Daily Mail • Reviews Page...
The loss of Richard Attenborough is of particular significance to those who appreciate the life and work of this warm and kind-hearted master film-maker and his lifelong friend Noël Coward.
This photograph of the two masters, from the Coward Estate collection, was taken at Noël's home at Les Avants, Switzerland in 1970. It seems to sum up the warmth and closeness of their friendship. In 1962 Attenborough wrote a letter thanking Noël for appearing on his 'This Is Your Life,' a television celebration of Attenborough's life, "You know I am sure of the infinite affection Sheila (Attenborough's wife) and I have for you. We both owe the start of our careers to you, and you know also that as one of the gods of our profession we have idolised you for years, and indeed still do."
HAY FEVER • Bath and UK Tour
THEATRE ROYAL, BATH
20 August - 6 September 2014
This hilarious comedy of bad manners stars Felicity Kendal and Simon Shepherd. Directed by Lindsay Posner
HAY FEVER ON TOUR
w/c 8th Sept
New Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury
Box Office 01227 787787
w/c 15 Sept
Box Office 0844 871 7651
w/c 22 Sept
Theatre Royal Brighton
Box Office 0844 871 7627
w/c 29 Sept
Cambridge Arts Theatre
Box Office 01223 503333
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Private Lives exclusively available to watch online with Digital Theatre
Digital Theatre has today released the acclaimed Chichester Festival production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives (Nominee, Best Revival - Olivier Awards 2014), directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor .
NOËL COWARD in the desert
Loomis Dean’s 1955 portrait of the inimitable composer, actor, singer and playwright Noël Coward, dressed in a tux, standing in the broiling Nevada sun and looking for all the world like a man waiting for someone to bring him a cocktail at a dinner party. As Dean explained in a 1993 interview with John Loengard, published in Loengard’s book, LIFE Photographers: What They Saw, the picture came about like this... Read more...
The Noël Coward Room
The Noël Coward Room is available by appointment. The room contains research material on Coward and his work, and is the starting point in London for anyone wanting to find out more about his life. If you wish to register your interest please email .When in London enter the World of Noël Coward at The Noël Coward Room•View the gallery of images of the room at its Tea Party opening in May 2014.
The casts of Blithe Spirit and Relative Values honoured the room at its opening with an afternoon tea party and a chance to hear from the Noël Coward Foundation Chairman, Alan Brodie about this wonderful new resource.
Curated by Brad Rosenstein who curated the Noël Coward 'Star Quality' Exhibitions in San Francisco, LA and New York.
Dame Angela Lansbury at the opening.
In Noël's famed Hamlet chair.