Noël Coward

Noël Coward

Playwright


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Shows by Noël Coward

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In Soho, London, a man named Benny runs a nightclub called Ace of Clubs on behalf of its owner, Rita. Benny picks up a package inside a raincoat in the club's coatroom along with a gangster, Smiling Snyder. Snyder, however... read more

After the Ball tells the story of the twenty-one-year-old Lady Windermere who wrongly thinks her husband is having an affair with a woman who turns out to be her mother.... read more

The play is a biting satire about sexual morality. The story revolves around an unhappily married couple, Alice and David. David is about to embark on an affair with Alice's best friend, Marion, but he is an honorable man a... read more

Set in 19th and 20th Century England and Austria-Hungary, the story revolves around a young woman, Sarah, and her marriage to her music teacher, Carl. Sadly, after five years living together in poverty, Carl is killed in a d... read more

Blithe Spirit is set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Br... read more

At Milford Junction Railway Station, a housewife named Laura Jesson awaits the train home after a day of shopping. There is something in her eye, and a doctor, Alec Harvey, takes it out. They see each other again the next s... read more

Fallen Angels is the comedic story of Julia and Jane, two upper-class women in England in the early 1900’s. They are married to Fred and Willy, two respectable Englishman. When Maurice, a former French lover, shows up in Engl... read more

This play is based in a middle-class drawing room in 1860. The story is about the Featherway family that has gathered for a funeral. During the play, the family drinks and reminisces. At first they act sad and emotional. Howe... read more

Fumed Oak is a short play in two scenes by Noël Coward, one of ten that make up Tonight at 8:30, a cycle written to be performed across three evenings. This play is a 2-scene comedy. A middle-aged salesman walks out his famil... read more

The show tells the tale of an American chorus girl, Mary Morgan, wooed by a Balkan archduke, the Prince Regent of Carpathia, during the 1911 coronation of George V.... read more

Hay Fever is one of Noel Coward’s most durable comedies, continuing to delight audiences with its astute observations on family relationships and rivalries. The action takes place in the house of the Bliss family over the cou... read more

This play is based on "Occupe-toi d'Amelie" by Georges Feydeau. Look After Lulu is a comedy about a prostitute whose lover Philippe is enlisted in the army. This friend tricks her into a mock wedding. Look After Lulu is a far... read more

Set in 1954 Paris, Nude with Violin is a light comedy of manners. The play is a satire about the high value placed on art and the hypocrisy in the art world. A famous painter, Paul Sorodin, has died. His relatives and friend... read more

A famous actor, Garry Essendine, finds himself visited by a young admirer, Daphne Stillington, who manages to convince him to allow her to stay the night. The next day, Garry manages to convince her to leave -- but only afte... read more

In Private Lives, passion, laughter, romance, anger, and love set the stage for a battle of the sexes as divorced couple, Amanda and Elyot, find themselves unwittingly thrown together in Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Un... read more

Overview

Nationality
English
Born
12/16/1899
Died
3/26/1973
Show Categories
Musical, Opera, Play, Operetta
Genres
Satire, Comedy, Farce, Drama, Romance, Historical/Biographical

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