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    • The Noel Coward BBC Radio Drama Collection

    • Seven BBC Radio Full-cast Productions
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Alex Jennings, Bill Nighy, Celia Imrie, and others
    • Length: 11 hrs and 55 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 9

    Renowned for his wit, style and sophistication, Noël Coward was one of the greatest playwrights of the 20th century. His plays, set in the glittering world of high society in which he lived, are much admired and have remained in the popular theatre repertoire to this day. This collection brings together the very best radio adaptation

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Blithe Spirit

    • An Improbable Farce (Unabridged)
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Corin Redgrave, Kika Markham, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 10 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 13

    When novelist Charles Condomine invites a medium into his house in order to learn about the occult for his new book, the last thing he or his second wife dream is that the seance will bring back his first wife, Elvira, who wants Charles all to herself!

    Regular price: £7.47

    • This Happy Breed (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: John Moffatt, Rosemary Leach
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    John Moffatt and Rosemary Leach star in this BBC Radio 4 production of Noël Coward’s patriotic play about the ups and downs of a working-class family between 1919 and 1939. This Happy Breed opens in 1919, when the Gibbons family have just moved to their smart new home in the suburbs of South London. Against a background of social change and national upheaval spanning twenty years, the family celebrate their own triumphs and deal with their personal traumas.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant

    • By Kipundo on 05-10-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Noël Coward Collection

    • By: Noël Coward
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening, Joe Mantegna, Eric Stoltz, and others
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    Six phenomenally sophisticated Noël Coward comedies: Fallen Angels, Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Classic and refreshing experience

    • By Alison Ward on 10-12-13

    Regular price: £19.39

    • Classic Radio Theatre: Private Lives (Dramatised)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Paul Scofield, Patricia Routledge
    • Length: 1 hr and 28 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge star in Noël Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Private Lives was written in 1930 and has been a mainstay of British theatre ever since. This sharply funny play of reversals focuses on Elyot and Amanda, a passionate but feuding couple who divorced five years before. Now, on the first night of their honeymoons with their new partners, they find that they are all staying in the same hotel on the French Riviera. Fireworks are inevitable....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • So funny

    • By Kate on 08-08-17

    Regular price: £10.00

    • Blithe Spirit

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Shirley Knight, Judy Geeson, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 44 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 8

    This classic comedy is set in the charming country home of Charles Condomine, a remarried widower. A witty and convivial evening party among friends is transformed when a seance conjures the ghost of Elvira, Charles' first wife, who delights in wreaking havoc among the living. An enchanting Coward comedy!

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great live recording of a Coward classic!

    • By James C. on 26-10-17

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Brief Encounter (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Jenny Seagrove, Nigel Havers
    • Length: 57 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17

    Jenny Seagrove and Nigel Havers star in this BBC Radio 2 production of Noël Coward’s classic tale of forbidden love. Laura Jesson is a happily married woman until a chance encounter in a train station café draws her to Dr Alec Harvey. Literally bumping into each other brings temptation, danger and guilt into their lives, and a doomed love affair ensues...

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Brief Encounter with the Golden Age

    • By M. Price on 04-05-15

    Regular price: £8.00

    • Hay Fever (Classic Radio Theatre)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Peggy Ashcroft, Tony Britton
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Peggy Ashcroft and Tony Britton star in this 1971 BBC Radio production of Noël Coward’s classic comedy about a disastrous weekend house party. Judith Bliss is a famous actress who, after a string of successful roles, has retired to her country retreat. Missing the adulation of her public, she has has invited a fan over for a weekend of uninterrupted adoration - unaware that the rest of her family has company arriving too.

    Regular price: £10.00

    • The Noel Coward Audio Collection (Unabridged Selections)

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Simon Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Throughout his life, Noel Coward the master songwriter, 'derived a considerable amount of private pleasure from writing verse'. Much of it is gathered in this first ever audio collection. From moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets and personal reminiscences, this delightful collection is a perfect blend of vintage Noel Coward sure to be enjoyed by faithful fans and new listeners alike.

    Regular price: £19.89

    • Private Lives

    • An Intimate Comedy
    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 12 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Perhaps Coward's greatest comedy, Private Lives shimmers with wit, romance, desire, and bittersweet truth.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Hay Fever

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Tate Donovan, Arabella Field, Joy Gregory, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    A country house weekend goes haywire when the guests and their hosts play a game of romantic musical chairs. A most delightful madcap comedy.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Present Laughter

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Ian Ogilvy, Christina Pickles, Carolyn Seymour, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 23 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    A galaxy of friends, lovers, relatives and theatre acolytes sparkles around stage star Garry Essendine like bubbles in fine champagne. While Garry struggles to plan his upcoming trip to Africa, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love-struck ingenue, an adulterous producer, and a married seductress - not to mention Garry's estranged wife, Liz, and the memorable Roland Maule, an aspiring playwright who is quite, quite mad.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A fabulous and funny play

    • By Dr. R. Brompton on 09-08-16

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Fallen Angels

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Annette Bening, Judith Ivey, Joe Mantegna
    • Length: 1 hr and 30 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Julia and Fred and Willy and Jane are happily married and the best of friends, until a postcard arrives with news of the imminent arrival of a certain handsome Frenchman. Gay, debonair, and utterly sophisticated.

    Regular price: £6.79

    • Design for Living

    • By: Noel Coward
    • Narrated by: Douglas Weston, Hamish Linklater, Claire Forlani
    • Length: 1 hr and 45 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Three terminally stylish friends, who share rivalrous affections, attempt to uncoil their twisted love triangle in this sexy and scandalous gem. Written in 1932, the play was deemed extremely daring, and even by today's standards is considered controversial. In its frank and funny take on sex, love, and commitment, Design for Living proves to be one of Coward's greatest successes.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Brilliant Play Massacred

    • By ColinBlumenau on 24-08-17

    Regular price: £6.59

    • Nude with Violin [Russian Edition]

    • By: Noël Coward
    • Narrated by: Mikhail Astangov, Semen Mezhinsky, Elena Ponsova, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Sir Noel Pierce Coward (1899 -1973) - anglijskij dramaturg, aktjor, kompozitor i rezhissjor. "Obnazhennaja so skripkoj"- ostrosatiricheskaja komedija. Umiraet znamenityj hudozhnik-avangardist Pol' Sorodjen. Ego kartiny stojat ogromnyh den'gi i vystavljajutsja v luchshih muzejah mira. Posle ego smerti vyjasnjaetsja, chto vse ego polotna napisany drugimi neizvestnymi hudozhnikami.

    Regular price: £5.09