Semi-monde, fully-fun

Surprises abound in Semi-Monde, a delightfully dishonest comedy by Noel Coward on at The Playhouse this term. Concerned with the comings-and-goings of almost thirty characters at the Hôtel Ritz, Paris, Semi-Monde oozes 1920s excess and opulence. The numerous back-and-forths between the characters are pithy and charming, while the script often has several conversations going on […]

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Review: Hay Fever

On the sun-drenched quad of Brasenose College, the Pimms is being poured and Cole Porter’s ‘Let’s Do It’ provides the perfect back-drop to the sparkling comedy that is Noël Coward’s Hay Fever, one of the plays being staged during the Brasenose Arts Week. The setting is simple: one stage dominated by a large, green sofa which is well […]

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