Autograph manuscript of Quadrille, a romantic comedy written by Noel Coward in 1951 and 1952, and first performed at the Phoenix Theatre, London, on 12 September 1952. The production was popular with the public, but disparaged by the critics.
Sixteen published volumes of Coward's work, and Theatrical companion to Coward , by Raymond Mander and Joe Mitchenson (1957), each volume carrying an autograph dedication and signature.
Ad. 1: carbon typescript of 'Actors aren't people', an unpublished autobiography by John C. Wilson, with minor autograph corrections, c.1955. Covers the author's relationship with Noel Coward who 'shaped my theatrical career for many years'.
Ad. 2: videocassette of the South Bank show: Noel Coward, 1 March 1992