Exhibition: Noël Coward: Art & Style

This exhibition runs from Sun, 2nd May 2021 to Sun, 16th May 2021. See all dates

This event runs over several days/weeks. Dates include:

Sun,
2nd May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)  <– Today
Sat,
8th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sun,
9th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sat,
15th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)
Sun,
16th May 2021  
(10:30am - 5pm)  <– Last Day!

This exhibition has not opened yet. Will open on Sun, 2nd May 2021

Coronavirus: Events may be cancelled and venues closed at short notice, you are advised to check on their websites before making a trip.

Cost: Free of Charge


The visual impact of Noël Coward’s life and work is celebrated in this major exhibition.

The exhibition takes a fresh look at how ‘The Master’ and his circle influenced fashion and culture in ways that reverberate to this day, as well as Coward’s hugely successful career as a playwright, composer, director, actor, and singer.

Original pieces from his productions, his homes and personal wardrobe, original artworks by Coward and his designers, costumes, letters, photos, and video will combine to reveal new dimensions of Coward’s enduring creative legacy.

Highlights include:

original vintage dresses by couturiers Molyneux, Hartnell, and Stiebel in the style of costumes that were created for Coward productions

a reconstruction of the legendary Molyneux white satin dress worn by Gertrude Lawrence in Private Lives

the Douglas Hayward chocolate brown tuxedo worn by Coward in the 1968 film drama, Boom, and two of Coward’s iconic dressing gowns

paintings by Coward; and original set and costume design sketches and other artwork by Oliver Messel, Cecil Beaton, Doris Zinkeisen, Oliver Smith, Gladys Calthrop, Clemence Dane, William Nicholson, and Rex Whistler

the famous ‘Wings of Time’ and other original furnishings that adorned Coward's various homes, and

contemporary fashions influenced by Coward’s world from leading designers, such as Georgina von Etzdorf and Anna Sui.

The show coincides with the 100th anniversary of his West End debut as a 19-year-old playwright. I’ll Leave It To You, which he wrote and appeared in, premiered at the New Theatre (now, renamed the Noël Coward Theatre) in 1920.


Contact and Booking Details

More information at this website.

Reserve tickets at this website


Location

Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater,

Guildhall Yard, London,
EC2V 5AE

Map of Guildhall Art Gallery and Roman Amphitheater

 

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The visual impact of Noël Coward’s life and work is celebrated in this major exhibition.
Open from Sun 2nd May to Sun 16th May
Noël Coward: Art & Style
2021-04-12
2021-04-12