“There are probably greater painters than Noël, greater novelists than Noël, greater librettists, greater composers of music, greater singers, greater dancers, greater comedians, greater tragedians, greater stage producers, greater stage directors, greater cabaret artistes, greater TV stars – and so on. If there are, they are fourteen different people. Only one man combined all fourteen different talents – The Master, Noël Coward"
~ Lord Louis Mountbatten at Coward's 70th Birthday in 1970 ~
ABOUT NOËL COWARD
Known by contemporaries and friends as ‘The Master’, Sir Noël Coward was a polymath with acerbic wit and a deep passion for the arts.
Initially from a working-class background and departing from formal education at the age of 11, Coward journeyed to the very highest levels of society through sheer tenacity and hard work, establishing himself as one of the greatest British icons of all time.
With a work ethic like no other, Coward immersed himself in his art from the age of 10, with his final verse written only days before he died, and has provided us with a canon of work including plays, screenplays, musicals, operas, verse, sketches, songs, short stories, paintings and a plethora of acting roles.
For more information about the life and works of Coward, visit the World of Noël Coward website here.