Old Red Lion Theatre | Tuesday 4th – Saturday 29th August 2015
A Naughty Night With Noel
A Naughty Night with Noël Coward looks at the scandalous side of high society with two hilarious one-act plays by Noël Coward: We Were Dancing and The Better Half. Coward’s wicked wit comes alive in this naughty night of extramarital affairs.
We Were Dancing follows Louise, a married woman, and Karl as they fall madly in love at a country club in the South Pacific. They quickly make plans to travel to Australia together but realise shortly afterwards that they have absolutely nothing in common! We Were Dancing was written in 1935 as part of the Tonight at 8:30 cycle of one-act plays.
The Better Half (1921) looks at Alice and David who are stuck in an unhappy marriage when David is on the brink of having an affair. What David doesn’t realise is that his wife is trying to encourage the affair because she feels sorry for him. This play was never actually published and was eventually discovered in 2007, 34 years after Coward’s death.
Jimmy Walters, director and co-founder of Proud Haddock, says, ‘Through the use of costume, set, props and performances we aim to give the audience not just a Noël Coward performance but a Noël Coward ‘back in time’ experience.’
Old Red Lion Theatre,
418 St John Street, London EC1V 4NJ,
Tuesday 4th – Saturday 29th August 2015
Tuesday to Saturday, 7.30pm, Saturday matinees 2pm, Sunday matinees, 3pm
Tickets are available priced £13.50 (£11 concessions)
Available from Old Red Lion Theatre Box Office, www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk or 0844 412 4307