Tonight at 8:30

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Tonight at 8.30 is a cycle of ten short plays by Noël Coward,

The original text

First produced in 1935 in Manchester, then taken on tour. Played in London (1936), New York (1936–1937) and Canada (1938). The plays were performed in various combinations of three at each performance during the original run.

Performance history in South Africa

The individual plays, sometimes in combinations of two or three titles, or sometimes as a single play (typically for lunch-hour performances) have been staged over the years in South Africa.

The Ten Plays

We Were Dancing

The Astonished Heart

Red Peppers

Hands Across the Sea

Fumed Oak

Shadow Play

Family Album

Ways and Means

Still Life

Star Chamber

Translations and adaptations


CAPAB List of Plays Presented, 1971.

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