Tuesday 14 February 2012
Musical Theatre students from the University's London College of Music are set to bring one of England's most celebrated playwright's works to life. They will perform 'Cowardy Custard' at Brentfords Watermans Theatre next month.
Noël Coward achieved enduring success as a playwright, publishing more than 50 plays from his teens onwards. He composed hundreds of songs, poetry, several volumes of short stories, the novel Pomp and Circumstance and a three-volume autobiography. Coward's stage and film acting and directing career spanned six decades, during which he starred in many of his own works.
Cowardy Custard was an immense success when it was first performed in London at the Mermaid Theatre in 1972. It was one of the last of Coward's shows to be staged during his life and tells his life story in his own words, music and sketches, providing a unique insight into the man himself.
Cowardy Custard includes classic medleys, duets, previously unpublished material, snippets of plays and dialogues, material from his autobiographies and even a few of his poems. The result is a kaleidoscopic glimpse of the Coward achievement.
Coward was known for his wit and flamboyance. The London College of Music, under the direction of visiting professional West End director Marc Urquhart, presents a production that stays true to the values of Noel Coward's work.
The performance will take place from 7 to 17 March 2012 at the Watermans Theatre in Brentford.
Performances March 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17 at 7.30pm
March 10 and 17 at 2.30pm
Tickets £10 (full price), £8 (concessions)
Box Office: 020 8232 1010
Book online at www.watermans.org.uk
An amateur production by arrangement with Samuel French Ltd