Felicity Kendal stars in a glittering revival of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Hay Fever at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
A sparkling Christmas celebration of the music of Noel Coward at the St James Theatre
Men Behaving Badly star Neil Morrissey is to be reunited with co-star Caroline Quentin later this month at the Harold Pinter Theatre in Relative Values
Rehearsal Photos of Ace of Clubs at the Union Theatre
Round-up of Reviews for Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre
Rehearsal photos of Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury at the Gielgud Theatre
FIRST LOOK: The poster for Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre starring Angela Lansbury.
Angela Lansbury stars in the Tony Award-winning Broadway revival of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Blithe Spirit at the Gielgud Theatre.
The 2009 Broadway production of Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit is to be revived in London starring Angela Lansbury.
Jonathan Kent’s production of Noel Coward’s Privates Lives, which originated in Chichester and recently closed at the Gielgud Theatre, is to get a big-screen outing.
West End transfer gossip: Trevor Nunn directs a new production of Noel Coward’s Relative Values at the Theatre Royal Bath this summer (from 12 June 2013).
HURRY – SHOW MUST END 29 MARCH 2014. Simon Beaufoy has adapted his Oscar-nominated screenplay of The Full Monty into an hilarious new play.
Noel Coward’s glamorous, witty play Private Lives makes a welcome return to the West End with Jonathan Kent’s acclaimed Chichester production starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor as Elyot and Amanda.
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Production photos of Noel Coward’s Volcano at the Vaudeville Theatre in London
The first major production of Noel Coward’s play Volcano, a fascinating insight into the glamorous and sometimes scandalous world of wealthy expats. Stars Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele, and Jason Durr.
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A round-up of reviews of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever. Howard Davies’ new production of Noel Coward’s classic comedy Hay Fever is now playing, appropriately, at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. The production stars Lindsay Duncan as Judith Bliss and Kevin R McNally as her husband David, Jeremy Northam as Richard, Olivia Colman as Myra Arundel, Sam Callis as Sandy, Freddie Fox as Simon, Jenny Galloway as Clara, Amy Morgan as Jackie and Phoebe Waller-Bridge as Sorel.
Production photos of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre, starring Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam.
Rehearsal photos of Noel Coward’s Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre, starring Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam.
Howard Davies directs Lindsay Duncan and Jeremy Northam in Noel Coward’s classic comedy Hay Fever, aptly playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in the West End.
British playwright Noël Coward’s plays and musicals are in continuous production around the world, including Thea Sharrock’s current West End revival of Blithe Spirit at the Apollo Theatre, starring Alison Steadman.
Here, journalist and author Clive Hirschhorn remembers a meeting with the ‘Master’ in the 1960’s, an immodest encounter in which the man offered an opinion on just about everything.
Blithe Spirit – Reviews Round-up
Première’s this week in the West End include Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit starring Alison Steadman and Ruthie Henshall, Sienna Miller in Flare Path, Polly Rae in Hurly Burly, Matthew Kelly in Sign of the Times and the Olivier Awards this Sunday 13 March.
Some big-hitting West End shows open this week in London, including The Wizard of Oz, Million Dollar Quartet, Flare Path and Blithe Spirit.
A number of West End anniversaries are celebrated in London this week, including the 80th birthday of the Phoenix Theatre and anniversaries for Stomp and Wicked.
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RUTHIE HENSHALL in Blithe Spirit
It’s an eclectic bag of shows that are opening this week in the West End, as the autumn season of new shows begins apace. From Wonder Woman to Michael Gambon via Noel Coward and Sebastian Faulks, there’s something there for everyone.
Applause Magazine – September 1997: Zoe Wanamaker, Simon Russell Beale, Noel Coward, Andre Lewis of the Royal Winnipeg Ballet, Adam Long
Hugh Beaumont, famously known as Binkie Beaumont, was one of the most powerful West End theatre managers in his, or any other, generation.
Kevin Spacey pulls out the stops for his 7th year at the Old Vic with three heavy-weight directors
Our regular round-up of theatre names hitting town or making the news. This issue includes Alison Steadman, Jenny Galloway, Catherine Zeta-Jones, David Haid, Robert Lindsay and Anthony Sher.
Round up of reviews of PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall at the Vaudeville Theatre in London
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9 to 5 The Musical We await the opening of Dolly Parton’s new musical 9 to 5 with more than a little excitement. Scheduled to start previews on 24 March at the Marquis Theatre on Broadway, the reviews for its pre-Broadway LA outing at the Ahmanson Theatre weren’t overly glowing but we still think this is going to be a big crowd-pleaser. And with Allison Janney (The West Wing) starring as Violet – the role created by Lily Tomlin in the hit movie, plus all the songs penned by Dolly, we can’t see how this could go wrong. 33 Variations …
After Gareth Gates, do we have a new Joseph? Gareth Gates seems to be doing a fine job in Joseph at the Adelphi Theatre – at least if comments on the westendtheatre blog are anything to go by. Whilst musing on Spring Awakening’s demise on Broadway, we turn our attention to Hunter Parrish – pot smoking star of TV’s Weeds – who recently played the lead role of Melchior on Broadway. Well known for his love of all things theatrical, in a recent interview he said: “I want them to bring back Joseph [and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat]. If anyone …
Noel Coward’s far from perfect breakthrough play was The Vortex (1924), and the effect it had on complacent theatre audiences of the day must have been similiar to the impact experienced by theatregoers in 1956 at John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger. Unlike Osborne though, Coward wasn’t an angry young man; just a prodigiously talented one who, even at so young an age, was a master at surfing the celebrity wave. Being controversial, he knew, was the shortest route towards attracting media attention, and what better way was there to be talked about than to write a play about drug …