James Millar and Lucy Maunder are Noel and Gertie in new Sydney season

Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence formed a legendary on and off stage partnership, and now a work about the pair, devised by Sheridan Morley with the words and music of Noël Coward, is coming to the Glen St, Chatswood Concourse and Riverside theatres from May.

Noel and Gertie Lucy Maunder James Millar
Noel and Gertie will star Lucy Maunder James Millar

Known by many as a playwright and composer, Noël Coward was also an actor, director, producer, screenwriter, novelist, poet, cabaret artist, and  an enduring friend. Gertrude Lawrence was a celebrated actress who triumphed on stage in the world premiere productions of Lady in the Dark and The King and I.

Crafted from diaries and letters between Coward and Lawrence and featuring songs, sketches and scenes from his best-loved works, Noël and Gertie will not only amuse but hold a mirror up to the frailty of the human condition.

James Millar (Grey Gardens, Oklahoma, Jerry Springer: The Opera) returns from London to play Noël Coward and is joined by Lucy Maunder (Dr Zhivago, The Rocky Horror Show, Jekyll and Hyde) as Gertrude Lawrence.

Directed by showbiz legend Nancye Hayes and accompanied by Vincent Colagiuri on the piano, Noël and Gertie is highly entertaining and surprisingly touching.

For tickets and more information, visit www.glenstreet.com.au

Cassie Tongue

Cassie is a theatre critic and arts writer in Sydney, and is the deputy editor of AussieTheatre. She has written for The Guardian, Time Out Sydney, Daily Review, and BroadwayWorld Australia. She is a voter for the Sydney Theatre Awards.

Cassie Tongue

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