"Truly wonderful! Romantic, poignant, painful and funny. All one would expect from Coward and a lot that one wouldn't. It's amazing how relevant he is today. I loved it !" Gyles Brandreth
" ….their selection of Cowards' songs and poems goes a long way to demonstrating that there is more to the man than clipped tones and terribly upright manners….Page in particular is enchanting throughout, with a lightness and warmth that puts one in mind of Joyce Grenfell at her height." The Stage
Making their debut at Crazy Coqs, Alistair McGowan is joined by his wife, actress Charlotte Page, to perform Sincerely Noel, a personally selected medley of songs and poems by Noel Coward.
Under the crisp direction of Brendan O'Hea and with the skilled Musical Arrangements of Warren Wills, they breathe new life into some classic Coward songs and showcase some of his more obscure work. Songs include Mad About The Boy, Never Again, I Believe, We Were Dancing and Alice Is At It Again.
Poems include the touching Honeymoon 1905; the terrible sadness of Reunion in which a husband and wife realise the damage that war has done to their relationship; Social Grace, in which Coward encounters an hilariously over-enthusiastic fan and the epic 'Not yet The Dodo,' in which two upper-middle-class parents are forced to come to terms with their son's homosexuality.
Alistair McGowan is probably best known for his BAFTA-winning show The Big Impression, but he has also acted with The Royal Shakespeare Company and taken lead roles in West End Musicals Cabaret and Little Shop of Horrors and in West End plays Art and Pygmalion. He was part of the BBC's hugely successful Bleak House and is also familiar to younger audiences from CBBC's drama Leonardo.
2013 was a busy year for Alistair with a 50-date UK stand-up tour of his show Not Just A Pretty Voice. He also took part in the first ever French speaking gig performed in the UK by two English comics when he accepted Eddie Izzard's invitation to support him in Sheffield. Most recently, he has been appearing on The One Show, analysing British accents and has just completed a 16-week tour playing Henry Higgins in Pygmalion to rave reviews.