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English Touring Theatre & Nuffield Theatre, Southampton present Noël Coward’s

Tonight at 8.30

Wed 2 July - Sat 5 July

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Tonight at 8.30

Directed by Blanche McIntyre

This exquisite collection of nine one-act plays are performed together, three plays per night, for the first time in the UK since Coward starred in them in 1936. 

From vaudeville to satire, from farce to intricate comedy of manners and from melodrama to romance, the plays, directed by Blanche McIntyre, span the full, glorious range of Coward’s writing – and this is a unique opportunity to see a stellar ensemble cast perform them all.

A powerhouse of touring theatre, English Touring Theatre makes a welcome return to The Lowry following their previous memorable visits here with The Changeling (2007) and Where There’s a Will (2009).

Wed 2 July, 8pm – Fumed Oak, Ways and Means and Still Life
Thu 3 July, 2.30pm - Family Album, Hands Across the Sea and Shadow Play
Thu 3 July, 8pm - We Were Dancing. The Astonished Heart and The Red Peppers
Fri 4 July, 8pm - Fumed Oak, Ways and Means and Still Life
Sat 5 July, 12.30pm - We Were Dancing, The Astonished Heart and The Red Peppers
Sat 5 July, 4pm - Fumed Oak, Ways and Means and Still Life
Sat 6 July, 8pm - Family Album, Hands Across the Sea and Shadow Play

Production photos

Book for two shows and get the third free - call 0843 208 6000 to book.

Have a look at rehearsals

Group Discounts Available
No booking fees for groups of 10+!
You’ll also receive £2.50 off the adult ticket price and 1 in 10 tickets free.
Find out more and book your tickets here.



Captioned performances
Thu 3 July, 2,30 and 8pm

Audio Described performance
Sat 5 July, 4pm. 

Post-show talk
Wed 2 July


Trio A
We Were Dancing            25 minutes
The Astonished Heart      53 minutes
Red Peppers                      22 minutes  

Trio B:
Ways and Means               37 minutes
Fumed Oak                         31 minutes
Still Life                                55 minutes

Trio C:
Family Album                      40 minutes
Hands Across the Sea        27 minutes
Shadow Play                        42 minutes

The Lowry is a private limited company registered in England and Wales (no. 3255905) and a registered charity (no. 1053962).