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Win Tickets to see
HAY FEVER at the Noël Coward Theatre, London

Blissfully Bad Behaviour

Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still enjoying life with more than a little high drama. To spice her weekend up, Judith invites a young suitor to join her in the country. However, her novelist husband, and her two eccentric children have had the same idea for themselves and any hope for private flirtation disappears as the family’s guests begin to arrive.  
Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties.

This production of Hay Fever will be the first time a Noël Coward play has been staged in the Noël Coward Theatre since it was renamed.  Howard Davies is to direct Lindsay Duncan, reuniting the director and actor who together received seven major international theatre awards for their 2001 collaboration on Coward’s seminal Private Lives.  Duncan is joined by Jeremy Northam, Kevin R McNally and Olivia Colman in Coward’s sublime comedy of bad manners.

For your chance to win a pair of tickets to see this fabulous play, email your name and telephone number to [email protected] and write “Noël Coward’s Hay Fever” in the subject line. Competition closes 5 March and Terms and Conditions apply.

Terms and Conditions: 2 Tickets valid for Mon – Thurs performances from 5 March – 29 March. Subject to availability. There is no cash alternative to the prizes, they are non-refundable and non-transferable and not for resale.

Noël Coward Theatre
St. Martin's Lane
Box Office 0844 482 5140

Noël Coward Music Index

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In celebration of the Titanic’s 100th anniversary on Saturday 14th April 2012, the following show will be at Netherton Arts Centre for one night:

‘Coward at Sea’ by Michael Lunts

A nautical musical based on Noel Coward’s ‘P&O 1930’

Michael Lunts’ touring production comes highly recommended and I am delighted that he has agreed to perform for us on such a prestigious night, joining a long list of activities featured throughout the borough in celebration of the Titanic anniversary date.

If you would like tickets or more information about the show, please contact Claire Starmer- Jones on 01384 813943 or email: [email protected]

Event date: Saturday 14th April 2012
Start time: 7.30pm (approx 2 hour show with interval)

Interval refreshments and ice creams served in our Refreshment Room.

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Barry Day has produced a recording of Coward's verse read by Coward, his contemporaries and current actors and performers. The CD is being sold in aid of The Combined Theatrical Charities and sells in the UK at £7.99 or in the US $15 p&p included. If you would like a copy please contact Stephen Greenman in the UK and Ken Starrett in the US.

All proceeds go to The Combined Theatrical Charities.

A Talent to Amuse

The Society still has copies of this CD available for £7.99 or 10€ or $15.  If you would like a copy please contact Stephen Greenman.

Features the cast of the Noël Coward 70th Birthday celebration at The Phoenix Theatre, London on 16th December 1969. Performed by some 30 stars of the entertainment world led by Lord Attenborough and Robert Morley. With a curtain speech by Coward.

HOME CHAT - The May edition of Home Chat is going out on May 1st . Past online editions of Home Chat are always available to members on our Members' Pages.

Virtually every copy of our magazine, Home Chat, that has ever been published, is available with live weblinks - and each one is searchable! More

NCS on the US West Coast - 'Coward On The Coast'
For current and past editions of this West Coast newsletter by Kathy Williams... Click here!

The Members' Page includes every known edition of Home Chat that we have on file. Examine hundreds of articles on Noël Coward - his work and life.



A day in Birmingham - 30 June 2012 to see Coward’s ballet ‘The Grand Tour’ AND visit the Coward Special Collection at Birmingham University.

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