President of the Society: HRH, The Duke of Kent, KG
Maria Aitken, Tammy Grime, Penelope Keith CBE, Barry Day OBE, Stephen Fry.
The Noël Coward Society was founded in Sir Noël Coward’s centenary year, 1999, and with generous support from Noël Coward Foundation it is the official international body which aims to enjoy, celebrate, study and promote the myriad aspects of Coward’s achievements as a playwright, composer, librettist, theatre and film director, actor, novelist, short story writer, poet, painter, cabaret artist and wit.
Noël Coward was undoubtedly one of the finest writers of high comedy in the English language, following on from the tradition of Congreve, Sheridan and Wilde; but he also excelled as a song-writer comparable to the great Americans such as Gershwin, Kern and Rodgers. In addition, like Cole Porter, Coward wrote his own lyrics for over 400 songs, such as ‘Mad About the Boy’, ‘Twentieth Century Blues’, ‘Mad Dogs and Englishman’.
If you are interested in any or all aspects of Coward’s life and work, then our society would welcome you as a member. DO JOIN US, to learn more about this multifariously talented man, who said and believed that “work is much more fun than fun”.
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Chairman: Stephen Greenman
Secretary, UK/World membership and Finance: Stephen Duckham
US and Canada membership: Ken Starrett
Membership in France: Hélène Catsiapis
NCS on the West Coast of America: Kathy Williams
Australian membership: Kerry Hailstone
Home Chat (Noël Coward magazine) and Website are provided by the Noël Coward Foundation. Editor John Knowles