Who is Noël Coward...?

If you are new to the world of Noël Coward then these pages are designed to introduce you to him and his work.

Lord Louis Mountbatten gave a defining description of Noël at his 70th birthday celebration in 1969:

"There are probably greater painters than Noël, greater novelists than Noël, greater librettists, greater composers of music, greater singers, greater dancers, greater comedians, greater tragedians, greater stage producers, greater film directors, greater cabaret artists, greater TV stars. If there are, they are fourteen different people. Only one man combined all fourteen different labels - The Master."

He was simply the best all-rounder of the theatrical, literary and musical worlds of the 20th century. He invented the concept of the notable celebrity and was the essence of chic in the Jazz Age of the 20s and 30s. His debonnair looks and stylishly groomed appearance made him the icon of 'the Bright Young Things' that inhabited the world of The Ivy , The Savoy and The Ritz.

Kenneth Tynan the journalist and theatre critic said:

"Even the youngest of us will know, in fifty years' time, precisely what is meant by 'a very Noël Coward sort of person."

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