Gateway to Noël Coward - UK Edition


Christie's sale of of artworks formerly in the private collection of Sir Noël Coward

At Christie’s South Kensington, 19 March 2015

Will Porter, senior director of modern British art at the auction house said,

“His paintings are great fun ... they reflect his sense of humour. There are some very witty works and some slightly risqué pieces.”

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Review - Telegraph

Review - Guardian

View from Firefly - Jamaica


Noël Coward on Sir Winston Churchill's funeral

"I was taken to see the lying-in-state of Winston Churchill infinitely impressive - those endless crowds moving slowly and silently by after waiting in the bitter weather for many hours. On Saturday morning Vivien, Jack, Bumble (Beatrice Dawson), Billy Chappell, Graham, Coley and I watched the funeral on television from 9.20 to 1.30 in floods of proud tears for most of the time. No other race could have done so great a tribute with so little pomposity and so much dignity. The arrival of the barge we could see from the window of my sitting room (on the Savoy Hotel's Embankment side) directly opposite us. A great and truly noble experience."

Noël Coward Diaries

Angela Lansbury ‘Blithe Spirit’ Tour

Angela Lansbury continues her Tony-winning, West End-haunting run as the spirited rare medium Madame Arcati in Noël Coward's Blithe SpiritThe star of all screens and stages is on the road for a North American tour. Lansbury, who turned 89 on October 16, has brought 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...

Reviews: San FranciscoMercury News


Felicity Kendal in Hay Fever transfer - Duke of York's

The Theatre Royal Bath production of Hay Fever, starring Felicity Kendal, will transfer to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run from 29 April to 1 August 2015, with an official opening on 11 May 2015. Weblink...


Noël Coward's Private Lives Comes to the Walnut Street Theatre

The classic Noël Coward comedy Private Lives is now in performance at Philadelphia's Walnut Street Theatre.

Directed by Bob Carlton, the Walnut Street company features Greg Wood as Elyot Chase, Kathleen Wallace as Amanda Prynne, Dan Hodge as Victor Prynne, and Lauren Sowa as Sybil Chase. Take a look at the actors onstage in advance of their official January 21 opening. Weblink...


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


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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 .

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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.

View the Room and details on access at the Opening Event Gallery...

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.