Noel Coward Foundation

Supported by the Noël Coward Foundation

In 2010, the Noël Coward Foundation awarded LAMDA a three-year grant to run a series of weekend masterclasses with first-year students on our Foundation Degree in Professional Acting course.

Led by acclaimed artists Philip Wilson (director) and Simon Green (actor and cabaret performer), the masterclasses allowed students to explore and gain an appreciation for Noël Coward’s diverse and multifaceted body of work, as well as learn new skills as performers. By working closely with Coward’s scripts and songs, students found that their preconceptions were challenged and they gained a new appreciation for this particular style of theatre.

“The two days blew the dust off what could wrongly be perceived as an important but dated writer – I now properly appreciate him as a fiercely relevant cultural milestone, as well as an incredibly useful string to an actor’s bow. To do Coward justice as a performer opens up so much about storytelling and performance.” 
Masterclass participant

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