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Noel Coward

NOEL COWARD

  (1899 - 1973)

Nationality:    English
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Literary Agent:    Alan Brodie Representation Ltd  represented by Alan Brodie

Born in england to a very "musical" family. His father was a piano salesman. When his brother (the favorite) died, his mother devoted her live to him. He loved to sing, dance, and perform- he would have tantrums if he could not entertain! the most famous writer after WWI because his "frothy romps" (comedies) were so entertaining. Was gay. Made fun of the upper class; his plays were like British I Love Lucy episodes. He eventually moved to NYC where he discovered, and loved, American Theatre. *themes: vanity and drug abuse of the upper class.
Colleen Greenhalgh

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        Ace Of Clubs         After the Ball         All Clear         Astonished Heart, The         Better Half, The         Bitter Sweet         Blithe Spirit         Bottles And Bones         Cavalcade         Charles B Cochran's 1931 Revue         Charlot's London Revue Of 1924         Charlot's Revue Of 1926         Come Into the Garden Maud         Conversation Piece         Co-Optimists, The         Design For Living         Easy Virtue         Fallen Angels         Family Album         Fumed Oak         Girl Who Came To Supper         Globe Revue, The         Hands Across The Sea         Hay Fever         Home Chat         Ida Collaborates         I'll Leave It To You         In Which We Serve         Island Fling         Kindness Of Mrs Redcliffe, The         Let's Do It         London Calling!         London Morning         Look After Lulu!         Lyric Revue, The         Marquise, The         Meet Me Tonight         Nude With Violin         On With the Dance         Operette         Pacific 1860         Parody Of Private Lives (As Some Other Private Lives, Produced 1931)         Peace In Our Time         Point Valaine         Post-Mortem         Present Laughter         Private Lives         Quadrille         Queen Was In the Parlour, The         Rat Trap, The         Red Peppers         Relative Values         Sail Away         Semi-Monde         Set To Music         Shadow Play         Shadows Of the Evening         Sigh No More         Sirocco         Song At Twilight, A         South Sea Bubble         Star Quality         Still Life         Suite In Three Keys         Tails Up!         Third Little Show, The         This Happy Breed         This Was A Man         This Year Of Grace!         Three Theatrical Dames         Tonight At 8:30         Volcano         Vortex, The         Waiting In the Wings         Ways And Means         We Were Dancing         Weatherwise         White Birds         Woman And Whisky         Words And Music         Yoicks!         Young Idea, The



Ace Of Clubs

Ace Of Clubs
Soho night club singer Pinkie Leroy falls in love with a sailor. they get mixed up with crooks and a missing diamond necklace.

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Noel Coward

1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Contained in: "Play Parade Volume Six: the Plays Of Noel Coward" published by Heinemann 1962   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: Bayview (B00021qekO) 2004

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  large cast

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After the Ball

After the Ball
1899 Lord and Lady throw an extravagant ball. Lady Windermere is peeved that her husband appears to have some sort of relationship with Mrs erlynne. Mrs erlynne is in fact Lady Windermere's mother and Lord Windermere has been paying her money to keep quite about this fact. Lady W believes her mother is dead. Still upset with her husband Lady W agrees to visit the dashing Lord Darlington in his apartments. Mrs erlynne hears of this and rushes to Darlington's home to beg her daughter not to do what she had and ruin her reputation. as the two women talk Lord Windermere is announced - the women hide. Lord Windermere recognises a fan on the table - it is the one he recently gave to his wife

Notes:
Music, lyrics And book by Noel Coward. Based on "Lady Windermere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde

1st Produced:
Royal Court, Liverpool     01 Mar 1954

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Chappell, London, 1954   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Sepia (1043) 1954

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Genre:
adaptation 3 act musical play

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 54.144

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All Clear

Synopsis:
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1939

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

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Astonished Heart, The

Synopsis:
Christian Farber and his wife Barbara have been happily married for twelve years. an old school friend of Barbara's, Leonora, comes to visit. Christian snubs her - so she decides to get her revenge by making Christian fall in love with her. they have a very passionate affair. One day Leonora tells Christian that it is all over she does not and never has loved him. Christian throws himself out of the window and to his death

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1935

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act Gay/Lesbian, of interest 70 min

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Better Half, The

Better Half, The
plot revolves around the romantic lives of the three characters, David, Marion and Alice. Alice and David are in an unhappy marriage and David is on the brink of having an affair. What David doesn't realise is that his wife is trying to encourage the affair because she feels sorry for him.

Notes:
A few years back now, but it was all quite fun. Mike Watson and I found the Coward play in the Lord Chamberlain's archives and realised it was not included in the Methuen complete 9-vol Coward. We received permission from the Coward estate to publish the play for the first time. There was media coverage including interviews with us in The Observer, The Stage and even Radio 4 Woman's Hour in 2007 prior to the book finally appearing in 2008. Meanwhile our long-term research contact with horror companies Sticking Place theatre in London and, independently, Thrillpeddlers in the US meant that we gave them the script and they performed the play in 2007 and 2008 respectively. - Richard Hand

1st Produced:
Little Theatre, London     1922

Organisations:
Grand-Guignol Company

1st Published:
Reference in London's Grand Guignol and the Theatre of Horror by Richard J. Hand & Michael Wilson, University of Exeter, 2008   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Bitter Sweet

Bitter Sweet
everything that wealthy London society had to offer a properly brought-up girl lay at the feet of little Sarah Millick in 1875; but she fell so desperately in love with her handsome young singing master that she threw it all away in order to be with him.

Notes:
music by Coward

1st Produced:
His Majesty's Theatre, London     12 Jul 1929

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Secker, London, 1929   -

Music:
London Revival cast recording: TeR (CDTeR2 1160) 1988

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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Blithe Spirit

Synopsis:
When the novelist Charles Condomine holds a seance to research his thriller about a homicidal medium, he gets more than he bargined for.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1941

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Doubleday, NY, 1941   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Improbable Farce Farce

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  5            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Theatre Record Vol VI (1986) Page 0104 - [Theatre: Vaudeville]
Theatre Record Vol IX (1989) Page 0787 - [Theatre: Lyric - Hammersmith]
Theatre Record Vol XI (1991) Page 1188 - [Theatre: Royal Exchange - Manchester]
Theatre Record Vol XVI (1996) Page 0889 - [Theatre: Royal Lyceum - Edinburgh]
Theatre Record Vol XVII (1997) Page 0762 - [Theatre: Chichester Festival Theatre]
Theatre Record Vol XIX (1999) Page 0126 - [Theatre: Salisbury Playhouse]
Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 0167 - [Theatre: Mercury - Colchester]
Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 0849 - [Theatre: Palace - Watford]
Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 1247 - [Theatre: Citizens' Main - Glasgow]
Theatre Record Vol XX (2000) Page 1710 - [Theatre: West Yorkshire Playhouse - Leeds]
Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 0772 - [Theatre: Clwyd Theatr Cymru - Mold]
Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 1051 - [Theatre: Theatre by the Lake - Keswick]
Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 1063 - [Theatre: Theatre Royal - Bath]
Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 1609 - [Theatre: Savoy]
Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0683 - [Theatre: Watermill - Newbury]
Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0943 - [Theatre: Nottingham Playhouse]
Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 1374 - [Theatre: Royal Exchange - Manchester]
Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0237 - [Theatre: Apollo]
Theatre Record Vol XXXIII (2013) Page 1028 - [Theatre: Perth]
Theatre Record Vol XXXIV (2014) Page 0251 - [Theatre: Gielgud (Globe)]
Theatre Record Vol XXXIV (2014) Page 0496 - [Theatre: Theatre Royal - York]

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Bottles And Bones

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1922

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Cavalcade

Cavalcade
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London     1931

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1933   cavalcade

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Charles B Cochran's 1931 Revue

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Charlot's London Revue Of 1924

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York     1924

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Charlot's Revue Of 1926

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Come Into the Garden Maud

Synopsis:
a plea for homosexual tolerance within an earnestly moral set of works.

Notes:
part of Suite in Three Keys

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, London     1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1966   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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Conversation Piece

Conversation Piece
An impoverished French aristocrat has arrived in Regency Brighton with his ward. They are seeking a rich husband for her.

Notes:
Music And lyrics by Noel Coward

1st Produced:
His Majesty's Theatre, London     16 Feb 1934

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1934   -

Music:
Studio cast recording: Columbia (SL-163) 1951

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Co-Optimists, The

Synopsis:
a Pierrotic entertainment

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1922

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Design For Living

Synopsis:
Leo to Gilda: " I love you. You love me. You love Otto. I love Otto. Otto loves you. Otto loves me".

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York     1933

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Doubleday, New York, 1933   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

Parts:
Male:  6            Female:  4            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Easy Virtue

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
New York     1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Harper, New York, 1926   -

Music:
-

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-

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Fallen Angels

Synopsis:
Two rich married women get roaring drunk while planning adultery with the same French lover.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Globe Theatre, London     1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Ernest Benn Ltd, London, 1925   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Family Album

Synopsis:
a sombre family arrive back home after the funeral of their father. Once the Madeira has started flowing so has their mood. the eldest daughter, Lavinia, says what her siblings have been thinking. their Father was a cruel unfeeling man and they are glad he is dead. then Lavinia tells them that she burnt the father's last will because it disinherited them all.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Fumed Oak

Synopsis:
Henry Gow was tricked into marriage. He hates his nagging wife, unpleasant daughter and domineering mother-in-law. One evening after a couple of drinks he tells them what he thinks of them and leaves - forever.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
One act

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Girl Who Came To Supper

Girl Who Came To Supper
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Notes:
Music by Noel Coward; Book by Harry Kurnitz; Lyrics by Noel Coward; Based on the play "the Sleeping Prince" by Terence Rattigan

1st Produced:
Broadway Theater, New York     1963

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Columbia (KOS-2420) 1963

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Genre:
Musical

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Globe Revue, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1952

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

Parts:
Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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Hands Across The Sea

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Hay Fever

Synopsis:
Noel Coward's classic comedy is set in the country home of the eccentric Bliss family - Judith, a recently retired stage actress, David , a self-absorbed novelist and their two equally bohemian children - who all live in their own world where the boundaries between reality and fiction are extremely blurred. Upon entering this domain, their unsuspecting weekend guests - an upright diplomat, a shy flapper, an athletic boxer, and a fashionable sophisticate - are repeatedly thrown into wildly meloDramatic situations by their hosts. the resulting pandemonium is a joy to witness.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Ernest Bell Ltd, London, 1925   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy

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Home Chat

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1927

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Secker, London, 1927   -

Music:
-

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-

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-

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Ida Collaborates

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with esme Wynne

1st Produced:
Aldershot, Hampshire     1917

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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I'll Leave It To You

Synopsis:
a supposedly rich man prods, manipulates, bribes and wins his idle nephews and dependent nieces over to work, profitable work.
- Benedict Nightingale, the Times

Notes:
-

1st Produced:

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1920   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Light Comedy in Three acts Comedy

Parts:
Male:  4            Female:  6            Other:  -

Further Reference:
-

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In Which We Serve

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Screenplay     1942

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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-

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Island Fling

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka South Sea Bubble

1st Produced:
County Playhouse, Westport, Connecticut     22 Jul 1951

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
-

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Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Wearing - the London Stage 56.71

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Kindness Of Mrs Redcliffe, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Radio Play     1951

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-

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-   -

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-

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Let's Do It

Let's Do It
-

Notes:
Music by Noel Coward And Cole Porter; lyrics by Noel Coward And Cole Porter; book by Robin Ray; book by Dick Vosburgh

1st Produced:
Festival Theatre, Chichester     1994

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
Original cast recording: Silva Screen (910) 1994

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Musical

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  chorus

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-

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London Calling!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with Ronald Jeans

1st Produced:
London     1923

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
some items included in the Collected Sketches and Lyrics, 1931   -

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-

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Revue Show

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London Morning

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1959

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-

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-   -

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-

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ballet scenario

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Look After Lulu!

Look After Lulu!
Lulu arranges mock marriage whist eyeing the main chance of a rich Oriental prince, farce ensues.

Notes:
Original Playwright - Georges Feydeau (Occupe-toi d'aimirie)

1st Produced:
Henry Miller's Theatre, New York     1959

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1959   -

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-

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Farce 3 act

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Male:  11            Female:  6            Other:  extras

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Wearing - the London Stage 59.162

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Lyric Revue, The

Synopsis:
-

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-

1st Produced:
London     1951

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-

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-   -

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-

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Sketches in Sketch

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-

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Marquise, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1927

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
ernest Bell Ltd, London, 1927   -

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-

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-

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Meet Me Tonight

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Screenplay     1952

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-

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-   -

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-

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-

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-

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Nude With Violin

Synopsis:
Total output of artist found to be fraudulent at his funeral, blackmail enhances reputation and value of his works.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Olympia, Dublin     24 Sep 1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in "Plays & Players" London Dec/Jan, 1956   -

Music:
-

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Light Comedy 2 act

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Wearing - the London Stage 56.240

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On With the Dance

Synopsis:
music by Philip Braham

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1925

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
some items included in the Collected Sketches and Lyrics, 1931   -

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-

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Revue Show

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-

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Operette

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
music by Coward

1st Produced:
London     1938

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1938   -

Music:
-

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Musical

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-

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Pacific 1860

Pacific 1860
A Prima Donna who is having trouble over love or her career arrives on a tiny British Colony in the Pacific

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal Drury Lane, London     19 Dec 1946

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Contained in: "Play Parade volume Five" published by Heinemann 1958   -

Music:
Original cast recording: encore Box Office (eNBO 8/93) 1946

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Musical

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-

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Parody Of Private Lives (As Some Other Private Lives, Produced 1931)

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-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
-     1931

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-

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-   -

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-

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-

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Peace In Our Time

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1947

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-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1948   -

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-

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Point Valaine

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Boston     1934

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Doubleday, NY, 1935   -

Music:
-

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Post-Mortem

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Televised     1967

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1931   -

Music:
-

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Present Laughter

Synopsis:
at the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. and all hell breaks loose.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Blackpool     1942

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London,    -

Music:
-

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Comedy

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Theatre Record Volume I Issue 03 Page 41

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Private Lives

Private Lives
Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist is nowhere better exemplified than in this classic modern play from 1930. elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne (originally played by Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward), recently divorced from one another five years previously, arrive coincidentally at the same French hotel. they are honeymooning with their respective new spouses. encountering one another by chance, each is at once horrified and fascinated by the other. Together they leave for Paris and begin a roundelay of quarrels and love intrigues that culminate in their getting back together.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Kings Theatre, Edinburgh     1930

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1930
Methuen Drama, London (2013)>>>    -

Music:
-

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Intimate Comedy Comedy

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  3            Other:  -

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Theatre Record Vol X (1990) Page 1212 - [Theatre: Aldwych]
Theatre Record Vol XIV (1994) Page 0282 - [Theatre: Palace - Watford]
Theatre Record Vol XIV (1994) Page 1304 - [Theatre: Citizens' Main - Glasgow]
Theatre Record Vol XV (1995) Page 0928 - [Theatre: Royal Exchange - Manchester]
Theatre Record Vol XVI (1996) Page 0787 - [Theatre: Lyric - Hammersmith]
Theatre Record Vol XIX (1999) Page 0613 - [Theatre: Lyttelton]
Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 1151 - [Theatre: Theatre Workshop - Edinburgh]
Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 1302 - [Theatre: Albery]
Theatre Record Vol XXI (2001) Page 1316 - [Theatre: Birmingham Rep]
Theatre Record Vol XXIII (2003) Page 1495 - [Theatre: Citizens - Glasgow]
Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 0372 - [Theatre: Derby Playhouse]
Theatre Record Vol XXIV (2004) Page 1131 - [Theatre: Byre - St. Andrews]
Theatre Record Vol XXV (2005) Page 0958 - [Theatre: Theatre Royal - Bath]
Theatre Record Vol XXIX (2009) Page 0065 - [Theatre: Hampstead]
Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 0089 - [Theatre: Salisbury Playhouse]
Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 0223 - [Theatre: Vaudeville]
Theatre Record Vol XXX (2010) Page 0859 - [Theatre: Wadham College - Oxford]
Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 0253 - [Theatre: Royal Exchange - Manchester]
Theatre Record Vol XXXI (2011) Page 1153 - [Theatre: Nottingham Playhouse]
Theatre Record Vol XXXII (2012) Page 0626 - [Theatre: Grand Hotel - Brighton]
Theatre Record Vol XXXII (2012) Page 1060 - [Theatre: Minerva - Chichester]
Theatre Record Vol XXXIII (2013) Page 0632 - [Theatre: Gielgud (Globe)]Theatre Record Vol XXXIV (2014) Page 0184 - [Theatre: Royal Lyceum - Edinburgh]

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Quadrille

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Opera House, Manchester     15 Jul 1952

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Doubleday, NY, 1952   -

Music:
-

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3 act romantic comedy

Parts:
Male:  8            Female:  5            Other:  extras

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Wearing - the London Stage 52.193

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Queen Was In the Parlour, The

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1926

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
ernest Bell Ltd, London, 1926   -

Music:
-

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Rat Trap, The

Synopsis:
this is the first play Coward wrote. in 1918, when he was no older than the century, and even for a teenager as knowledgeable in the ways of the world as the adolescent Coward the marital troubles of his central couple show a firm grasp of the realities and an instinct for how to Dramatise them. No one mentions the war. It could be happening on another planet. What interests Coward is love, marriage and the likely impossibility of either of these surviving when both the partners possess what he calls the "artistic temperament". We first meet Sheila and Keld on the eve of their wedding, she a suecessful novelist, he an aspiring playwright. She is warned by her mannish friend Olive that one or the other of them will have to abandon writing if the union is to work, and we watch this come to pass over the next two years.
Jeremy Kingston, the Times

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Everyman Theatre, Hampstead, Londonlondon     1926

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Three Playsernest Bell Ltd, London, 1924   -

Music:
-

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Play in 4 acts reduced to 3 on production Play/Drama

Parts:
Male:  3            Female:  4            Other:  -

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-

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Red Peppers

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Male:  4            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Relative Values

Synopsis:
Nigel Marshwood is to marry the actress Miranda Frayle. No one seems happy about this - especially Moxie maid to Nigel's mother Felicity. Moxie reveals that Miranda is her younger sister and she wont stay in what will now be her sister's household. Peter, Felicity's nephew comes up with an idea to promote Moxie to being his aunt's companion - so that she will no longer be a servant. Crestwell the butler says that they should pretend that Moxie has inherited a large sum of money. Nigel and Miranda arrive. Miranda does not recognise her own sister who is now elegantly coiffured and dressed. Miranda talks of her childhood in the East End, her abusive father and the fact that her elder sister is an alcoholic. Moxie is appalled. They were born in Sidcup and had good middle class parents.

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Theatre Royal, Newcastle     15 Oct 1951

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1954   -

Music:
-

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3 act light comedy

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Sail Away

Sail Away
Love affairs on a ship's cruise to the sunshine centre on the ship's social hostess.

Notes:
music by Coward

1st Produced:
Broadhurst Theatre, New York     03 Oct 1961

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
selections in "the Lyrics of Noel Coward",    -

Music:
Original cast recording: DRG (15023) 1961

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Musical Comedy Musical

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Semi-Monde

Synopsis:
Written in 1926 and originally entitled 'Ritz Bar', 'semi-Monde' was considered too daring for its time. a visually daring comedy that provides a metaphor for Coward's own sexuality. In the bar of an exclusive Parisian hotel various socialites flit in and out over the years having casual affairs both hetro and homosexual. One young man ditches his sugar daddy and comes under the patronage of an older lesbian

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Citizens Theatre, Glasgow     1977

Organisations:
-

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Music:
-

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Gay theme/character full length

Parts:
Male:  9+            Female:  9+            Other:  -

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Set To Music

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka Words And Music

1st Produced:
Boston     1938

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Revue Show

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Shadow Play

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Shadows Of the Evening

Synopsis:
a plea for homosexual tolerance within an earnestly moral set of works.

Notes:
part of Suite in Three Keys

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, London     1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1966   -

Music:
-

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One act

Parts:
Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Sigh No More

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1945

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
some items in the Noel Coward Songbook, 1953   -

Music:
-

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Revue Show

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-

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Sirocco

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Daly's Theatre, London     1927

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Three Plays with a Preface, Secker, London, 1927   -

Music:
-

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3 act Play/Drama

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Song At Twilight, A

Synopsis:
sexual confusion and perceived blackmail for elderly knight

Notes:
part of Suite in Three Keys

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, London     1966

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1966   -

Music:
-

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Comedy. - - Gay, full length

Parts:
Male:  1            Female:  2            Other:  -

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-

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South Sea Bubble

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
aka Island Fling

1st Produced:
Dublin     1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Light Comedy 3 act

Parts:
Male:  9            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
Wearing - the London Stage 56.71

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Star Quality

Synopsis:
the ins and outs of getting a play put on by a "brilliant" new playwright.the director and his personal assistant are an item.

Notes:
adapted from the Noel Coward novel by Christopher Luscombe

1st Produced:
-    

Organisations:
-

1st Published:

Music:
-

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Comedy Drama Comedy. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Male:  -            Female:  -            Other:  -

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-

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Still Life

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

Parts:
Male:  5            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Suite In Three Keys

Synopsis:
a plea for homosexual tolerance within an earnestly moral set of works.

Notes:
a Song At Twilight; Shadows of the evening; Come Into the Garden Maud.

1st Produced:
Queen's Theatre, London     1966

Organisations:
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1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1966   -

Music:
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Trilogy One act

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Male:  2            Female:  2            Other:  -

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Tails Up!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London     1918

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-   -

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Genre:
Sketches in Sketch

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Third Little Show, The

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
New York     1931

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Harms, NY, 1931   -

Music:
-

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Sketches in Sketch

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This Happy Breed

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:
Blackpool     1942

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1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1943   -

Music:
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This Was A Man

This Was A Man
I loathe this age and everything to do with it. Men of my sort are the products of over-civilisation. All the red- blooded honest-to-God emotions have been squeezed out of us Banned by the Lord Chamberlain for its facetious and irreverent treatment of adultery, This Was A Man, a previously unseen play by Noel Coward, directed by actress Belinda Lang, opens for its long overdue UK professional premiere in a strictly limited three week season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 15 July 2014. Edward Churt is a successful painter. His wife Carol has a "vivid personality composed of a minimum of intellect and a maximum of sex". Increasingly aware of her infidelity, Edward defends himself with a veneer of sophisticated insouciance. But his best friend and army comrade is determined to avenge him. . .This Was A Man explores some of Coward's lifelong and enduring themes of social mores, jealousy and the futility of a life with no moral compass. Can good manners emasculate us? What happens when we repress our inner caveman? Is it more courageous to look away or to face our demons and fight? What, indeed, does it mean to be a "man"? ?Written in 1925 and immediately banned by the censor, This Was A Man opened on Broadway in 1926, and was subsequently produced across Europe, but has never been seen professionally in the UK until now.

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1st Produced:
Klaw Theatre, New York     23 Nov 1926

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Harper, NY, 1926
Samuel French, London (2014) >>>    978-0573114427

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-

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Genre:
comedy

Parts:
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This Year Of Grace!

This Year Of Grace!
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Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London Pavilion, London     22 Mar 1928

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
in Play Parade II, 1939   -

Music:
-

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Revue Show

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Three Theatrical Dames

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
Dame Rosie - Peter Ustinov; Dame Margaret - Laurence Harvey; Dame Laura - Paul Scofield

1st Produced:
Palladium London     28 Jun 1956

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Musical Sketch

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Wearing - the London Stage 56.138

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Tonight At 8:30

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
includes We Were Dancing, the Astonished Heart, Red Peppers: An Interlude with Music, Hands Across the Sea, Fumed Oak: An Unpleasant Comedy, Shadow Play, Family Album: A Victorian Comedy with Music, Star Chamber, Ways And Means, Still Life

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1935

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Volcano

Synopsis:
If Noel Coward seems unsure of his own voice in this previously unperformed play from 1955, it is exactly this that makes it interesting. Set among adulterous colonial ex-pats in the West Indies puffing cigarettes and sinking Martinis for england, we are on familiar Cowardly ground. at the centre is an unrequited love rhombus as plantation owner adela is wooed by swarthy, moustachioed lady killer Guy. Meanwhile, Guy's acid-tongued wife Melissa has overcome a tide of phobias to fly out and see off adela, but doesn't count on inadvertent support from lovelorn ellen - gorgeously described by neighbours as "a nice enough girl, but a bit of a fat-head emotionally". as for the fulminating volcano offstage, you don't need to be a Freudian psychotherapist to work that one out.
Patrick Marmion, evening Standard

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Palace, Westcliff     2000

Organisations:
New Palace Theatre Company

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Vortex, The

Synopsis:
the play itself is a quaint historical document: one in which Coward views the hectic decadence of the twenties upper-crust with his familiar mixture of fascination and finger-wagging censoriousness. the chief obiect of his disapproval is Florence Lancaster: an ageing beauty who cavorts with a succession of toyboys to keep the years at bay. But Coward's emotional interest lies in the devastating effect this has on her son, Nicky. Returning to London from a life of Parisian dissipation, Nicky not only loses his fiancee to Flo's latest beau. He also, in a scene reminiscent of that in Gertrude's closet, forces his mother to confiont the vanity of her desires.
Michael Billington, Guardian

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Everyman, London     25 Nov 1924

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
ernest Bell Ltd, London, 1925   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama

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Waiting In the Wings

Synopsis:
Bickering of old actresses at a retirement home, ex luvies eventually unite.

Notes:
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1st Produced:
Duke Of York Theatre, London     1960

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London, 1960   -

Music:
-

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Play/Drama. - - Gay, theme/character, full length

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Ways And Means

Synopsis:
Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
short play

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We Were Dancing

Synopsis:
Louise, a married woman, and Karl fall madly in love at a country club in the South Pacific. They quickly make plans to travel to Australia together but realise shortly afterwards that they have absolutely nothing in common.

Notes:
part of "Tonight At 8:30. Written as a vehicle for Coward's own acting talents alongside his frequent stage partner Gertrude Lawrence, Tonight at 8:30 is Coward's ambitious series of ten one-act plays which saw him breathe new life into the one-act form. First performed in London in 1936, the plays perfectly showcase Coward's talents as a playwright, providing a sparkling, fast-paced and remarkably varied selection of theatrical gems.

1st Produced:
Manchester: Palace Theatre, 97 Oxford Street, Manchester. M1 6Ft (Produced In Three Programmes With London & New York 1936)     1936

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Heinemann, London (3 vols) - Star Chamber, 1936   -

Music:
-

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short play

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Weatherwise

Synopsis:
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Notes:
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1st Produced:

Organisations:
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1st Published:
in Collected Sketches and Lyrics, 1931   -

Music:
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White Birds

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
London     1927

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Sketches in Sketch

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Woman And Whisky

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
with esme Wynne

1st Produced:
On Tour     1917

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Words And Music

Synopsis:
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Notes:
aka Set To Music

1st Produced:
London     1932

Organisations:
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1st Published:
-   -

Music:
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Revue Show

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Yoicks!

Synopsis:
-

Notes:
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1st Produced:
London     1924

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
-   -

Music:
-

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Sketches in Sketch

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Young Idea, The

Synopsis:
Sholto and Gerda scheme to get their Father George away from his new wife Cicely and back to his first wife their mother

Notes:
-

1st Produced:
Bristol     1922

Organisations:
-

1st Published:
Samuel French, London, 1922   -

Music:
-

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Genre:
Comedy of Youth in three acts Comedy

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