English Touring Theatre & Nuffield Theatre, Southampton present
Tonight at 8.30
Directed by Blanche McIntyre
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.
"English Touring Theatre is surely the national theatre of touring."
Sir Ian McKellen
More detail on the trios if required:
We Were Dancing
The Astonished Heart
Ways and Means
Hands Across the Sea