President of the Society: HRH, The Duke of Kent, KG
Maria Aitken, Penelope Keith CBE, Barry Day OBE, Stephen Fry, John Knowles
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 Duckham
In America: Jeffrey Hardy
The magazine Home Chat is the only journal solely about Noël Coward, his life and works and is produced by the Noël Coward Foundation on behalf df the Society, The Noël Coward Estate, The Noël Coward Foundation and the Noël Coward ArchiveTrust. It is edited by our Honorary Vice President John Knowles.