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This Was A Man By Noël Coward

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Leicester Square Theatre, Soho

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This Was A Man By Noël Coward

The first ever West End production of Coward’s controversial masterpiece

We lay bare our intimate thoughts and private affairs almost instantly to comparative strangers. Have we lost sight of our real emotions? Can we even remember who we want to be? Edward Churt is living the London dream, a style-setting emerging artist, glamorous apartment and beautiful wife with a vivid personality, invited to every party and premiere in town. Yet he feels he’s become a shallow nonentity, a lazy idealist unsure how to behave. As his wife, Carol, embarks on a serious of very public affairs, Edward greets her behaviour with his normal indifference. When his best friend, Evelyn, returns from the army, he is determined to teach Carol a lesson and show them both what it really means to be a man. Venture Wolf are proud to present the first ever West End production of Coward’s controversial masterpiece. Banned by the Lord Chamberlain in 1926, it was not performed in the UK professionally for over eighty years. The play’s exploration of love, marriage and the shallowness of modern society feel as poignant and relevant as ever. This Was A Man is Nöel Coward at his sharpest, most provocative and best. Not recommended for under 16s. Runtime: 1 hour 30 minutes. Please arrive in good time as latecomers may not be admitted.

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