Noel Coward

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Brief Encounter review – sparkling revival of Emma Rice’s forbidden romance
This polished production brings Rice’s innovative adaptation of the classic film to life, with an electric central partnership and personality to spare

Anya Ryan

19, Oct, 2021 @10:28 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Jennifer Saunders can’t save this deadly revival
A lovely physical performance by Saunders brings moments of joy to an otherwise unsettled production of Noël Coward’s comedy

Brian Logan

22, Sep, 2021 @2:36 PM

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From Mansfield Park to Mojo: why Harold Pinter’s acting deserves to be celebrated
With the Pinter-penned 1963 classic The Servant back in cinemas, there’s a chance to reflect on the playwright’s less-acknowledged acting performances

Ryan Gilbey

06, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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No one got Angela Carter like Corinna Sargood | Susannah Clapp
The illustrator’s vivid depictions of her annual visits to Mexico reveal why she was the author’s kindred spirit

Susannah Clapp

20, Jun, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – unhappy reimagining of Coward's classic
Not even Judi Dench can save this feeble remake of the playwright’s 1941 comedy

Simran Hans

17, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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Blithe Spirit review – Judi Dench presides over a deathly farce
Dan Stevens, Leslie Mann and Isla Fisher mug spiritedly but there is little life in this unfunny Noël Coward adaptation

Peter Bradshaw

13, Jan, 2021 @1:00 PM

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That's the spirit! Judi Dench reveals how a clairvoyant chose her name
The Oscar-winning star, who plays the eccentric Madame Arcati in a new film of Blithe Spirit, says her name was revealed to her parents by a famous 1930s medium

Dalya Alberge

03, Jan, 2021 @7:58 AM

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Beyond the silk pyjamas: the style of Noël Coward
A new exhibition is devoted to the visual flair of a debonair playwright whose tastes are almost impossible to define

Michael Billington

28, Dec, 2020 @8:00 AM

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'He did love his dressing gowns': Noël Coward's private life goes on display
The playwright’s silk robes, preserved for 60 years, form part of a fascinating collection – including letters and photographs – open to the public in London next month

Vanessa Thorpe Arts and Media Correspondent

20, Dec, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Noël Coward's private lives: the photographs that could have landed him in jail
A newly discovered album contains intimate, joyful glimpses of the playwright drinking, partying and holidaying with his famous friends and lovers. The result is an astonishing insight into gay life in the interwar years

Philip Hoare

08, Dec, 2020 @4:08 PM

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All-star lineup celebrate Noël Coward's West End centenary
Judi Dench joins cast of A Marvellous Party to mark Coward’s 1920 playwriting debut and raise money for performers’ charities, while Emma Thompson features in Zoom reading of Private Lives

Chris Wiegand

08, Sep, 2020 @4:34 PM

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Nigel Havers launches own theatre company with Noël Coward play
Touring company to debut in October with Coward comedy Private Lives starring Havers and Patricia Hodge

Chris Wiegand

17, Apr, 2020 @11:05 AM

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