The Humour of Noel Coward
with Gordon Peters and David Carter
Sunday September 4th at 2.30
Following the great reception of their Flanders & Swann show last year, Gordon Peters and David Carter are returning to the Nomads with their Humour of Noel Coward show. The experiment of a Sunday matinee worked so well they are pleased to do it again on a Sunday afternoon – September the 4th at 2.30pm.
Besides the usual favourites – Mad Dogs… Stately Homes, Mrs Worthington, and there will be some not so well known Could You Please Oblige Us With A Bren Gun?, Bar on the Piccolo Marina and I Wonder What Happened To Him? etc..
Of course there are so many anecdotes about Noel Coward. A treasure trove of wit and good humour. You’ll hear the best.
Tickets: £12 for all
Sir Noël Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called “a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise”.
Born in Teddington, south-west London, Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a teenager he was introduced into the high society in which most of his plays would be set. Coward achieved enduring success as a playwright, publishing more than 50 plays from his teens onwards. Many of his works, such as Hay Fever (performed at The Nomad Theatre in 2016), Private Lives, Design for Living, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit, have remained in the regular theatre repertoire. He composed hundreds of songs, in addition to well over a dozen musical theatre works (including the operetta Bitter Sweet and comic revues), screenplays, poetry, several volumes of short stories, the novel Pomp and Circumstance, and a three-volume autobiography. Coward’s stage and film acting and directing career spanned six decades, during which he starred in many of his own works.