Tonight at 8.30

About the Production

Director Blanche McIntyre
Designer Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting Designer Johanna Town
Sound Designer Gregory Clarke
Music Director Michael Haslam  
Choreographer Bill Deamer  
Assistant Choreographer Kylie Anne Cruikshanks
Casting  Director Anna Cooper
Assistant Director  Natasha Jenkins
Company Stage Manager Patricia Davenport
Deputy Stage Manager Karen Habens
Assistant Stage Manager Chris Peterson
Tour Technician Liam Cleary



 Kirsty Besterman     
 Amy Cudden    
 Daniel Crossley    
Shereen Martin    
Olivia Poulet    
Gyuri Sarossy    
Peter Singh    
Orlando Wells    
Rupert Young    


From the pen of the inimitable and ever popular Noël Coward comes this exquisite collection of nine one-act plays performed together, three plays per night, for the first time in the UK since Coward starred in them in 1936.

From vaudeville to satire, from farce to intricate comedy of manners, from melodrama to romance, these plays span the full, glorious range of Coward’s writing. Peep through your fingers at the chaotic Red Peppers music-hall show, witness a bankrupt couple use all Ways and Means to scheme their way out of debt, and break your heart along with Laura in the famous Still Life, the original version of the film Brief Encounter.

Performed in trios of three per evening, this is a unique opportunity to see a stellar ensemble cast perform all of these wonderful plays. Come along once, twice or three times. Or make a day of it and see all nine plays performed on a Saturday with meal intervals in between.

Performances will be shown at each tour venue as follows:

Cocktails (Thursday evenings and Saturdays at 12pm) We Were Dancing The Astonished Heart Red Peppers


Dinner (Wednesday evenings, Friday evenings and Saturdays at 3.30pm) Ways and Means Fumed Oak Still Life

Dancing (Thursday matinees and Saturdays at 7.30pm) Family Portrait Hands Across The Sea Shadow Play

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Latest Reviews


     McIntyre and her team show off the range of Coward's writing...with verve and aplomb.

    Financial Times

    What better way to celebrate Noel Coward than with these rarely seen short plays? Each one brings their own flavour to a cocktail of theatrical delights, supported by a top notch cast. A treat.

    What's On Stage

    Masterful...a banquet of souffles 

    The Guardian
  • McIntyre brings out the underlying sense of yearning...the thrill of desire...

    The Stage
  •  A major theatrical feast.

    Daily Telegraph
  •  "ETT's stylish and refreshingly diverse revival."

    Richmond Magazine

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