Plays

 

The Last Chapter (1917)

Co-written with Esmé Wynne under their joint pen name, Esnomel

 

Woman and Whisky (1918)

Co-written with Esmé Wynne

 

The Rat Trap (1918)

First Produced in 1926

 

I'll Leave It to You (1920)

 

Sirocco (1921)

Revised in 1927

 

The Young Idea (1922)

 

The Better Half (1922)

 

The Queen Was in the Parlour (1922)

First Produced in 1926

 

The Vortex (1923)

First Produced in 1924

 

Easy Virtue (1924)

First Produced in 1925

 

Fallen Angels (1925)

 

Hay Fever (1925)

 

Semi-Monde (1926)

Originally Ritz Bar, First Produced in 1988

 

This Was a Man (1926)

 

The Marquise (1927)

 

Home Chat (1927)

 

Private Lives (1929)

First Produced in 1930

 

Post Mortem (1932)

First Produced in 1992

 

Cavalcade (1930)

First Produced in 1931

 

Design For Living (1932)

First Produced in 1933

 

Point Valaine (1934)

 

Tonight at 8:30 (1935/36) a cycle of ten one-act plays:

We Were Dancing, The Astonished Heart, Red Peppers,

Hands Across the Sea, Fumed Oak, Shadow Play,

Ways and Means, Still Life, Family Album, Star Chamber

 

Present Laughter (1939)

First Produced 1942

 

This Happy Breed (1939)

First Produced 1943

 

Time Remembered (1940)

 

Blithe Spirit (1941)

 

Peace In Our Time (1947)

 

Long Island Sound (1947)

First Produced 1989

 

South Sea Bubble [Island Fling in USA] (1951)

 

Relative Values (1951)

 

Quadrille (1952)

 

Nude with Violin (1956)

 

Volcano (1957)

First Produced in 2002

 

Look After Lulu! (1959)

 

Waiting in the Wings (1960)

 

Suite in Three Keys (1966)

A Song at Twilight, Shadows of the Evening, 

Come into the Garden, Maud

 

Star Quality (1967)

First Produced in Bath, 1985

 

Musicals

 

Bitter Sweet (1928/1929)

An operetta

 

Conversation Piece (1933)

Comedy with music

 

Operette (1937)

A musical play

 

Pacific 1860 (1946)

A musical romance

 

Ace of Clubs (1949)

A musical play

 

After the Ball (1953)

A musical based on Lady Windermere's Fan

 

London Morning (1958)

A ballet

 

Sail Away (1959–61)

A musical comedy

 

The Girl Who Came to Supper (1963)

A musical comedy based on The Sleeping Prince

 

Revues & Sketches

 

London Calling! (1922, 1923)

A revue in collaboration with Ronald Jeans

 

Weatherwise (1923)

First Produced in 1932

 

On With the Dance (1924, 1925)

 

This Year of Grace (1927, 1928)

Originally Charles B. Cochran's Revue

 

Charles B. Cochran’s Revue (1931)

 

The Third Little Show (1931)

 

Words and Music (1932)

 

Set to Music (1939)

A Broadway rewrite of Words and Music

 

Sigh No More (1945)

 

Oh, Coward! (1972)

 

Cowardy Custard (1972)

 

 

 

 

 
 
Screenplays

 

In Which We Serve (1942)

 

Brief Encounter (1945)

Based on Still Life from Tonight at 8:30

 

The Astonished Heart (1950)

One of the 9 plays in Tonight at 8:30

 

Meet Me Tonight (1952)

Based on Red Peppers, Fumed Oak and Ways & Means from Tonight at 8:30

 

Films of Coward’s Plays

 

The Queen Was In The Parlour (1927)

 

Easy Virtue (1927 & 2008)

 

The Vortex (1927)

 

Private Lives (1931)

 

Tonight Is Ours (1932)

Remake of The Queen Was In Parlour

 

Cavalcade (1932)

 

Design For Living (1933)

 

Bitter Sweet (1933 & 1940)

 

We Were Dancing (1942)

One of the 9 plays in Tonight at 8:30

 

This Happy Breed (1943)

 

Brief Encounter (1945)
Based on Coward's short play Still Life

 

Blithe Spirit (1945)

 

Pretty Polly, UK/A Matter of Innocence, US (1967)

Based on Coward’s short story Pretty Polly Barlow

 

Relative Values (2000)

 

Acting Roles

 

The Scoundrel (1935)

As egocentric published Tony Mallare

 

Around the World in Eighty Days (1956)

Cameo role

 

Our Man in Havana (1959)

As Hawthorne

 

Surprise Package (1960)

As King Pavel II

 

Paris When It Sizzles (1963)

As Alexander Mayerheim

 

Bunny Lake is Missing (1965)

As Horatio Wilson

 

Androloces and the Lion (1967)

As Caesar

 

Boom (1968)

As the Witch of Capri

 

The Italian Job (1969)

As Mr. Bridger

 

Star! (1968)

Based on the life and career of Gertrude Lawrence

 

Short Stories

 

The Wooden Madonna

 

Traveller’s Joy

 

Aunt Tittie

 

What Mad Pursuit

 

Cheap Excursion

 

The Kindness of Mrs. Radcliffe

 

Nature Study

 

A Richer Dust

 

Mr. and Mrs. Edgehill

 

Stop Me If You’ve Heard It

 

Ashes Of Roses

 

This Time Tomorrow

 

Star Quality (1951)

 

Pretty Polly Barlow (1964)

 

Mrs. Capper’s Birthday

 

Me And The Girls

 

Solali

 

Mrs Ebony

 

Penny Dreadful

 

To Step Aside (1939)

 

Bon Voyage (1967)

 

Satire

 

A Withered Nosegay (1922)

 

Chelsea Buns (1925)

 

Spangled Unicorn (1932)

 

Novel

 

Pomp and Circumstance (1960)

 

Songs

 

For a full list of songs written by Noël Coward, please visit the Noël Coward Music Index.

A full list of various anthologies and collections can be found on the Further Reading section of the site.

 

© Alan Brodie Representation. Noël Coward photo © Courtesy of the Richard Avedon Foundation