The Noël Coward Foundation today announces A MARVELLOUS PARTY, a transatlantic, star-studded collection of performances celebrating the continuing legacy of Noël Coward and coinciding with the 100th anniversary of his West End debut as a 19-year-old playwright.
This unique celebration features words and music by Noël Coward, performed by Kate Burton, Judi Dench, Stephen Fry, Montego Glover, Derek Jacobi, Josh James, Cush Jumbo, Robert Lindsay, Kristine Nielsen, Bebe Neuwirth, Julian Ovenden, Patricia Routledge, Kate Royal, Emma Thompson, Giles Terera, Indira Varma and Lia Williams.
All the performers have either self-recorded at home or been filmed on location under COVID-19 regulations.
A MARVELLOUS PARTY will be the first of its kind to utilise Broadway on Demand’s new digital venue, www.stream.theatre, which launches this month. Viewers can visit the web address (UK – www.stream.theatre / US – www.broadwayondemand.com) and register for free in advance to watch the show on Sunday 20 September at 7:30PM BST/2.30pm EST and will be available on demand on both sites for 14 days.
A MARVELLOUS PARTY will also be presented on the official Noël Coward YouTube channel.
Funds raised via A MARVELLOUS PARTY will provide support to theatre workers on both sides of the Atlantic affected by the pandemic and will benefit Acting For Others (UK) and The Actors Fund (USA).