President of the Society: HRH, The Duke of Kent, KG
Vice Presidents: Tammy Grimes. 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”.
ONLINE CONTACTS - Please contact us if you have any queries on your membership or the delivery of Home Chat.
Chairman and General Secretary: John Knowles • 29 Waldemar Avenue, Hellesdon, Norwich, NR6 6TB • Tel: +44 (0) 1603 486188 • Mob: 07427 114340
Finance and Resources: Stephen Greenman
Events Secretaries: Denys Robinson and Geoffrey Skinner
UK/World membership: Stephen Duckham
US membership: Ken Starrett
Membership in France: Hélène Catsiapis
NCS on the West Coast of America: Kathy Williams
Australian membership: Kerry Hailstone
Editor of Home Chat (NCS newsletter) and Website John Knowles
Theatre and Media Michael Wheatley-Ward