Person: Noel Coward
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
‘SUPERFICIAL, flighty, witty and effervescent,” is how director, Michael Cabot, of London Classic Theatre, always regarded the work of Noel Coward whose play, Private Lives, is at Cork’s Everyman.
Wed, 04 Apr, 2018
“A 1960s sex-and-Polaroids scandal centring around an allegedly sex-crazed duchess seemed perfect for Cheltenham” observed Philip Hensher on his 1990s libretto for Powder Her Face.
Mon, 05 Mar, 2018
Annabelle Comyn feels her revival of John Osborne’s classic play will show how its central angry young man is very much alive in today’s world, writes
Mon, 29 Jan, 2018
The personal archive of Peter O’Toole, one of the great actors of stage and screen who died in 2013, has been bought by the University of Texas for $400,000 (€373,000).
Sun, 23 Apr, 2017
It’s the end of an era for Irish theatre as Michael Colgan bows out at the Gate. He tellsabout an eventful 33 years
Wed, 08 Mar, 2017
Mon, 16 Jan, 2017
It’s many years since Noel Coward said it, but the longevity of his remark shows how acute he was: “Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.”
Wed, 29 Jun, 2016
Men of the world, take note – the polo neck is back. From Drake to Bond, there’s no cooler fashion statement, writes Troy Patterson.
Sat, 13 Feb, 2016
Excuse me while I remove this bit of grit from my eye.
Sat, 08 Nov, 2014
Shaw’s satire of the rich who ignored the rumblings of WWI is still relevant, says Padraic Kileen
Wed, 13 Aug, 2014
GIVEN the weather we’ve been enduring here lately, you have to envy the Australian lifestyle. They can plan open air events with confidence, and if you were thinking of celebrating the first months of 2014 down under, then Sydney is the place to head for, where on Feb 1 you can enjoy Opera in the Domain free.
Tue, 07 Jan, 2014
In 1663 the French playwright and actor Molière wrote in La Critique de l’École des Femmes that “it’s an odd job, making decent people laugh”.
Thu, 17 Oct, 2013
Vivien Leigh’s archive — including letters sent to husband Laurence Olivier and diaries written until just before the Gone With The Wind star’s death — have been acquired by London’s Victoria and Albert Museum&.
Thu, 15 Aug, 2013
Highlights include John Creedon's retracing of Michael Collins's final day.
Fri, 19 Jul, 2013
Patrick Cooney spent a decade “dropping in and out” of the lives of four members of the Anglo-Irish Ascendancy for his documentary, The Raj in the Rain, which will be screened on Sunday during the Kinsale Arts Festival.
Thu, 11 Jul, 2013
I WANT to lie down and watch the trees stipple sunlight on the world, down in the garden with the moon daisies, on a blanket with my book.
Sun, 23 Jun, 2013
On the basis that the hurling summer may not get better than this, let’s rejoice with Limerick and be glad while we can
Sat, 15 Jun, 2013
At 88, the iconic theatre’s barmaid tellsabout the many stars she met, and how she bizarrely hid eight kids from the boss
Fri, 07 Jun, 2013
Helena Bonham Carter is to play Elizabeth Taylor in a feature-length TV drama.
Tue, 12 Feb, 2013
THIS year, veteran actor Des Keogh celebrates five decades in “the business”.
Sun, 03 Feb, 2013
IT was so inspiring to see Jedward, direct from the Eurovision noise competition, carry the Olympic torch through the streets of Dublin.
Mon, 11 Jun, 2012
Colin Firth has signed up to star as Noel Coward in a new comedy drama.
Sun, 20 May, 2012
The Pacific islands may have been beautiful but were never peaceful, less so when western slavers arrived. Tim Severin on empire and destruction
Sat, 12 May, 2012
Irish theatre is like the rest of the country, full of well intentioned amateurs, prostitutes, posturers and administrators.
Sat, 04 Feb, 2012
TEN years ago, with the rubble of the World Trade Centre still smouldering away after the terrorist attacks of 9/11, prospective visitors to New York wondered whether they should put off their trips, or keep a respectful distance.
Sat, 10 Sep, 2011
Kim Cattrall will soon be sipping cocktails on a Broadway stage.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
New York’s Broadway lights will be dimmed in tribute to Dame Elizabeth Taylor tonight.
Fri, 25 Mar, 2011
It is 44 years since Time Magazine placed London, The Swinging Capital on its cover and declared: “In a once sedate world of faded splendor, everything new, uninhibited and kinky is blooming.” The cast may change, but the characters remain the same,
Sat, 20 Mar, 2010
The ‘Leave Right Now’ singer Will Young – who shot to fame after winning UK talent show ‘Pop Idol’ in 2002 – has claimed he can predict the future saying he knew he would be successful in his career and the achievements he would make.
Sat, 19 Dec, 2009
Chris Evans launched his autobiography saying he has "no regrets" about the decisions he has made in life.
Fri, 02 Oct, 2009
STARS including Barbara Windsor, Ronnie Corbett and Roy Hudd gathered to say farewell to Danny La Rue.
Wed, 24 Jun, 2009
THAT put us rightly in our place.
Fri, 19 Jun, 2009
'Billy Elliot' danced away with a host of Tony Awards today, including the title for best musical.
Mon, 08 Jun, 2009
Irish-born entertainer Danny La Rue has died after a short illness, his spokeswoman said today. He was 81.
Mon, 01 Jun, 2009
'Royle Family' star Ricky Tomlinson has said that in real life his wife takes charge of the remote control for the TV.
Tue, 24 Mar, 2009
Based – though merely in the most vague of terms – on the 1920s Noel Coward play, this up-date – though still set in the 1920s – falls flat because Elliot seems unable to understand the master’s brittle humour.
Thu, 06 Nov, 2008
Hollywood star-turned-theatre director Kevin Spacey has seen his commitment to London's West End recognised after being named the Best Stage Actor at the Theatregoers' Choice Awards for the second year running.
Sat, 10 Feb, 2007
Will Young is convinced discovering he was gay as a youngster is helping his fledgling acting career, because he studied everything around him rather than just girls.
Sun, 24 Dec, 2006
Actor Glenn Ford, who played strong, thoughtful protagonists in films such as The Blackboard Jungle, Gilda and The Big Heat, has died in the US. He was 90.
Thu, 31 Aug, 2006