What to Watch:
Watch Kevin Kline’s Tony Award-winning performance in Noël Coward’s Present Laughter. First produced in 1942 with Coward himself in the leading role, Present Laughter is part of PBS’s Great Performances marathon.
KT Sullivan floored us with a beautiful rendition of “The Kerry Dance” back in March, as part of our online series, The Show Must Go Online!
What to Read:
Read reviews from last summer’s production from The New Yorker and Time Out New York!
Love, Noël was written and devised by Barry Day, whose most recent book, The Noël Coward Reader, with a forward by Sir Cameron Mackintosh, is a must read!
What to Listen to:
Noël Coward was a master showman, witty songwriter and playwright – and we couldn’t include every great song in Love, Noël! Get to know some other great tunes with an album of songs from Coward’s greatest shows!
What to Eat and Drink:
“A perfect martini should be made by filling a glass with gin, then waving it in the general direction of Italy” – Noël Coward
- 2 1/2 ounces gin or vodka
- 1/2 ounce dry vermouth
- Lemon peel or olives, for garnish
Shake or stir, a Martini can be served either way!
You don’t need alcohol to enjoy a delicious cocktail, and there’s no better drink than a traditional mocktail, a Shirley Temple!
Not the kind of snack you’d bring to the theatre or even a concert, but in 1952, Coward contributed his Warsaw Concerto recipe to the Actors Children’s Charity cookbook, Our Favourite Dish.
Coward adored Jamaica, where he lived in his final home, the beautiful and picturesque Firefly Estate. Celebrate his love of this incredible country with their most famous dish, Jamaican Jerk Chicken!
Want to watch on your TV?
We’ve made a step-by-step guide that may help: read the SmartTV Guide here.