The next edition of Home Chat will feature the history and development of Coward's most popular comedy Blithe Spirit. It is timed to be dispatched as the current revival of Coward’s classic comedy, developed by the Theatre Royal Bath Productions, Lee Dean and Jonathan Church Productions, hits the West End. It is directed by Sir Richard Eyre and stars Jennifer Saunders, following its UK tour, it has hit the bright lights for a strictly limited 6-week engagement at the West End’s Duke of York’s Theatre from 5 March to 11 April 2020.

20th Anniversary Edition

This is the corrected link to: The 20th Anniversary Edition of Home Chat, the international magazine on the life and works of Sir Noël Coward, published in September 2019.

This edition features productions, events and publications of the past 20 years since Home Chat has been produced. We have invited performers, directors, producers and critics to provide their take on The Master.

You can read the publication online - If you wish to receive a FREE printed copy of the magazine then write to the editor John Knowles at johnhunterknowles@mac.com who will add you to the mailing list.


IT'S FREE! if you wish to join the society please contact Stephen Duckham by email at this address: stephenduckham50@outlook.com

The Importance of Happiness:
Noel Coward and the Actors Orphanage

Elliot James explains...

In April of 1934, the most successful living playwright, Noel Coward, became the President of the Actors Orphanage and he remained in the position for twenty-two years.  Only his exile from England, necessary to afford any kind of comfortable retirement after post-war income taxes, forced him to resign from the post.  How did Noel come to be the President in the first place?  Why did he want to?  How significant was the role in his life?  This is one of the few areas of his famed life that hasn’t been significantly analysed in any way. 

Full story. . .

 The Noel Coward Music Index

This world class resource now has its own domain home at www.ncmi.info


The Home Chat Archive is a vault of back copies. This is a resource full of articles about The Master, his work and his contemporaries. It contains interesting facts, news of the time and images taken from a huge variety of sources and articles, some from arts and media magazines of the past. The archive is not searchable at present but we hope to extract the major articles and make them available in a searchable format at some point later this year. There are a few missing copies but we hope to fill in the gaps and improve the quality of some of the back copies as time passes. Home Chat Archive

NCS on the US West Coast - 'Coward On The Coast'
For current and past editions of this West Coast newsletter by Kathy Williams... Click here!

The Members' Page includes every known edition of Home Chat that we have on file. Examine hundreds of articles on Noël Coward - his work and life.

NO HOME CHAT? - Please contact John Knowles if you have any queries on the postal delivery or online versions of Home Chat.

Officers of the Society

Chairman: Stephen Duckham
NCS on the West Coast of America: Kathy Williams
NCS on the East Coast and New York: Jeffrey Hardy