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Coward - White Bear Theatre

Coward

Preview by Lizzie Guilfoyle

FOLLOWING a UK tour, Just Some Theatre Company are bringing their acclaimed production of Coward to London’s White Bear Theatre, where it runs from Tuesday, October 22 to Sunday, November 10, 2013.

Set in the lively and ostentatious 1930’s, Coward is a speculative play about the life of the playwright, performer, musician and wit Noël Coward and his relationship with a struggling young actor named Leonard.

Leonard is star struck and taken in by Noël’s signature charm and wit. Lured away from his girlfriend and his faith, Leonard is seduced by the lifestyle Noël promises him. But will Leonard ever become the great actor he always wanted to be, or is the part Noël has in mind for him more amorous than it is theatrical?

All the while, events are observed and stage-managed by Noël’s personal assistant, Cole Lesley, the epitome of the good and faithful servant.

Jake Urry leads the cast as Noël Coward, with Peter Stone as Coward’s personal assistant Cole Lesley and Josh Taylor as Leonard Marlowe.

Written by James Martin Charlton and produced by Just Some Theatre Company, Robin Fairchild, Cheryl Michaelides and John Holt, Coward is directed by Terrence Mann.

Coward marks the first production for Just Some Theatre Company outside the North West.

Tickets: £14, £10 concessions – available from the box office on 0844 8700 887 (£1.50 booking fee per call) or online at www.whitebeartheatre.co.uk/.

Times: Evenings at 7.30pm; Sundays at 5:30pm.