An exhibition of photographs, letters, costumes and memorabilia. Offering new perspectives on the public life of the celebrity polymath as well as glimpses into his secret wartime activities and lesser known talents such as painting.
The collection includes Coward's trademark silk, polka-dot dressing gown and monogrammed handkerchief which will be on show alongside the sumptuous costume worn by Edith Evans as Judith Bliss in the National Theatre's 1964 production of Hay Fever.
A selection of Coward's correspondence with prominent twentieth century figures such as Richard Attenborough, David Lean and Vivien Leigh is also on display.
This event is related to Present Laughter