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Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse

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NOEL AND GERTIE ran at Quality Hill Playhouse from September 23-October 23 and starred Robert Gibby Brand as Noel Coward and Melinda MacDonald as Gertrude Lawrence. The show was well received by critics and audiences alike. 

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage!

On the evening of September 6, 1952, Noël Coward spent the day at the races. Having bet on a race in northern England, he bought a paper to see if he had won. When he turned to the back page, he was "stupefied to read Gertrude Lawrence DEAD. It was cancer, and she was only 54." Noël and Gertie picks up at that moment, when Gertie, Noël's dear friend, co-star and colleague, pops into his brain. Is it her ghost? Can he conjure her back, if only for a moment?

Luckily for us, the answer is yes, and we get to pull our chairs up and drink in the events, songs and plays that marked the pivotal moments of their lives. Devised from Coward's plays, songs and diaries, this amusing and touching production includes scenes from Private Lives, Tonight at 8:30, Brief Encounter and Blythe Spirit, in addition to a number of Coward's witty songs.

The production is directed by Linda Ade Brand, and musical directed/accompanied by Jeremy Watson.

For tickets and more information, click here.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Martinis and wit flow freely in NOEL AND GERTIE, an amusing and touching memory play about the friendship between early 20th Century stage legends Noel Coward (Robert Gibby Brand) and Gertrude Lawrence (Melinda MacDonald).

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Melinda MacDonald and Robert Gibby Brand star as Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward in NOEL AND GERTIE, a charming play with music devised from Coward's plays, songs and diaries.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
NOEL AND GERTIE traces the lives and friendship of Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence and includes scenes from their stage appearances, including Coward's "Private Lives." Melinda MacDonald and Robert Gibby Brand star in the title roles.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Sharp tongues and two continents couldn't divide dear friends and stage luminaries Noel Coward and Gertrude Lawrence. In NOEL AND GERTIE, Robert Gibby Brand and Melinda MacDonald - Kansas City stage luminaries themselves - bring to life the legendary friendship, including scenes from their stage appearances.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Melinda MacDonald and Robert Gibby Brand portray 20th Century stage legends Gertrude Lawrence and Noel Coward in the memory play NOEL AND GERTIE, which features excerpts from Coward's songs and plays, including "Private Lives."

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Robert Gibby Brand stars as "Noel Coward" in NOEL AND GERTIE, an entertainment devised by Sheridan Morley based Coward's plays, songs and diaries.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse
Noel Coward (Robert Gibby Brand) laments the untimely passing of his dear friend, actress Gertrude Lawrence. His memories of her and desire to see her once more set the stage for NOEL AND GERTIE, a memory play about their frendship on and off the stage.

Photo Coverage: NOEL AND GERTIE at Quality Hill Playhouse


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