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Tonight at 8.30 - Dinner

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.

Dinner will be the folllowing plays - Fumed Oak, Ways and Means and Still Life.

Fumed Oak

Henry Gow’s wife, Doris, his daughter, Elsie and his mother-in-law, Mrs Rocket argue about everything under the sun. Until he comes home one day determinded to do something about it…

Ways and Means

Stella and Toby, having lost all their money gambling, turn to drastic measures to get it back!

Still Life

After a chance meeting Laura Jession, a housewife, and Alec Harvey, a married physician, embark on an affair.


Captioned performance

The Fri 8:00pm performance of Tonight at 8:30 - Dinner is a cationed performance.

Captions, for those who are deaf, deafened or hard of hearing, are similar to television subtitles. The actors’ words appear on an LED caption unit (or units), placed next to the stage or in the set, at the same time as they are spoken.

Audio described performance

The Sat 4:00pm performance of Tonight at 8.30 - Dinner is an audio described performance.

Audio-description, for the visually impaired, is relayed via a headset linked to our infra-red audio system. Headsets will be available from the Ushers' desk. They can be used with aural or post-aural aids.


Presented by English Touring Theatre and Nuffield Theatre, Southampton

By Noël Coward’s

Directed by Blanche McIntyre

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Main Auditorium

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 - 19:45 to Saturday, May 31, 2014 - 16:00

Wed 7:45pm

Fri 8:00pm

The Fri 8:00 performance is a captioned performance and has a pre show talk with the director starting at 7:00pm

Sat 4:00pm

The Sat 4:00pm performance is a audio described performance.

Running times: Act 1 70 mins, Interval 15 mins, Act 2 55 mins


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