This month from 9 to 12 July, Cambridge theatregoers have a unique opportunity to enjoy three of his one-act plays performed back-to-back in one delicious evening, for the first time in the UK since Coward starred in them in 1936.
First up is Dinner: comprising Fumed Oak, Ways and Means and Still Life (the latter being the original version of the film Brief Encounter).
Dancing follows on 10 and 12 July, including Family Album, Hands Across the Sea and Shadow Play. Or, peep through your fingers as chaos ensues in Red Peppers, along with We Were Dancing and The Astonished Heart in Cocktails.
Watch the trailer here:
There are evening shows and a few matinees; check online for times. Tickets from £15. And, for those interested in seeing all nine plays together, there’s a Coward marathon starting at 12 noon on Saturday 12th.