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Tag Archives: Noël Coward

Noël Coward’s Rare Home Movie Footage

Selected extracts from nearly 2 hours of home movies shot by Noël Coward and Jeffery Holmesdale (Lord Amherst) 16mm Cinè Film from 1921 to 1935. Source: Noël Coward’s Rare Home … Continue reading


Andrew Scott to star in Old Vic’s livestreamed play Three Kings | Stage | The Guardian

One year on from his award-winning run in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, Andrew Scott will return to the Old Vic theatre in London to perform a new livestreamed play. Three … Continue reading


Archive Review • LUNCH WITH MARLENE • New End Theatre • 2008

Whenever I visit the V&A I always, and I do mean always, have to walk round my favourite section of the Museum. It is the part that houses the wayward … Continue reading

03/21/2017 · 1 Comment

Archive Obituary • JUDY CAMPBELL • 2004

British actress | 31st May 1916 – 6th June 2004 From a husky nightingale to a theatrical career spanning over sixty years, Judy Campbell, who said “The wonderful thing about … Continue reading

12/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Wanting the Moon – The Bread & Roses Theatre

*First London Theatrical Run* If I really had a free hand I’d wish to broadcast on my hundredth birthday,  fly round the world…Oh, I forgot — I have often wanted … Continue reading

09/11/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • NOEL COWARD • Auditions

‘My bearing was a blend of assurance and professional vivacity; the fact that my bowels were as water I hope was not apparent to anybody.’ Noël Coward on auditions in Present … Continue reading

03/01/2016 · Leave a comment

Quote • NOËL COWARD • Truth and Deceit

“It’s discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.” Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward

02/08/2016 · 2 Comments

First Night Design | The Criterion Theatre #Vintage Programme

This is an adaptation of an original 1890s Criterion Theatre programme in my collection. I confess to being potty about it. The original image is the central strip which I copied, … Continue reading

01/16/2016 · 4 Comments

Quote • NOËL COWARD • Oscar Wilde

“Am reading more of Oscar Wilde. What a tiresome, affected sod” Noël Coward

12/25/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy 116th Birthday Noel Coward | Waldina

Today is the 116th birthday of the man that once said: “I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.” He was an , and … Continue reading

12/16/2015 · 2 Comments

The Baby Grand in Belgravia

This unique house tucked away in Belgravia was nicknamed The Baby Grand by none other than playwright, singer, and composer, Noel Coward. A baby grand in both the sense of a … Continue reading

11/27/2015 · 1 Comment

Archive Feature • OSBORNE’S LAST STAND • 1956 and All What?

Buy a copy of Look Back in Anger Even in death, John Osborne has the power to stir up controversy. I think I may be one of those on whom … Continue reading

09/28/2015 · Leave a comment

Golden Oldies #1: Brief Encounter

I’ve always had a slight problem with Celia Johnson’s high-pitched voice but it’s never, luckily, stopped me enjoying Brief Encounter!

08/29/2015 · Leave a comment

People : Nick Darke Cornish Playwright …… Cornwall In A Different Light

Originally posted on stuartshieldgardendesign:
Nick Darke born Nicholas Temperley Watson Darke (29 August 1948 – 10 June 2005) was an Cornish playwright and writer, poet, lobster fisherman, environmentalist, beachcomber, politician,…

06/09/2015 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Elaine Stritch

Originally posted on waldina:
Today is the 90th birthday of the phenomenal Elaine Stritch.  Her career and life are inspirational in every way.  The world is a better place because she…

02/02/2015 · Leave a comment

In Which We Serve • watch the full movie on Youtube • Richard Attenborough

This is my tribute to Richard Attenborough who died on Sunday. Most people cite Pinkie in Brighton Rock as his best performance but I have always preferred his small but telling part as … Continue reading

08/25/2014 · Leave a comment

Archive Review • THE DORCHESTER • Jermyn Street Theatre • 2007

J B Miller is not the first person to write about a world in which the Germans invade Britain. Doubtless he will not be the last. Noël Coward, for instance, … Continue reading

08/19/2014 · 3 Comments