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Tonight at 8.30 - Dancing

From the pen of the ever popular Noël Coward comes this exquisite collection of nine one-act plays performed together, three plays per night, for the first time since Coward starred in them in 1936.  From vaudeville to satire, from melodrama to romance, these plays span the glorious range of Coward’s writing.  Performed in trios of three per evening, this is a unique opportunity to see all of these wonderful plays.  Come along once, twice or three times.  Or make a day of it and see all nine plays performed on a Saturday with meal intervals in between.

Dancing will be the following plays - Family Album, Hands Across the Sea and Shadow Play

Family Album

In a middle class drawing room, a father’s children gather to hear the reading of his will. As the children reminisce, whilst sharing a drink, their true opinions of their father come out.

Hands Across the Sea

A comic farce full of mistaken identities when Mrs. Rawlingson and her husband call on their friends to come over and entertain them.

Shadow Play

Amid anger and confusion, Sim Gayforth asks his wife Victoria for a divorce. However, she has taken an overdose of sleeping pills and falls into a series of flashbacks and dreams. Together Simon and Victoria remember fondly the day they first met and fell in love.


Presented by English Touring Theatre and Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

By Noël Coward’s

Directed by Blanche McIntyre

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Main Auditorium

Thursday, May 29, 2014 - 14:30 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 20:00

Thur 2:30pm

Sat 8:00pm

Running times: Act 1 69 mins, Interval 15 mins, Act 2 42 mins


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