Noel & Gertie
Matthew Townshend Productions
Tue 11 — Wed 12 Apr
at Theatre Royal
Matthew Townshend Productions presents Noel & Gertie; an entertainment devised by Sheridan Morley with the words and music of Noël Coward.
“I love criticism just so long as it’s unqualified praise,” Noel Coward once said.
Lucky then that the reviews for mtp’s new production of Noel & Gertie, based on the playwright’s 54-year friendship with Gertrude Lawrence, have met with admiration, acclaim and applause.
The love story, devised by Sheridan Morley from the couple’s letters and diaries, is told with all ‘the Master’s’ flair and wit.
Featuring songs and scenes from Privates Lives and Blithe Spirit, this beautifully set and immaculately executed production by Matthew Townshend, takes a perfectly-orchestrated trip down memory lane. A showcase of the affectionate, complex and tempestuous relationship of two of the best-loved performers of the Twentieth century.
The extracts from the plays, letters and other writings of Noël Coward reprinted by kind permission of the estate of Noël Coward.