Ways and Means

by  Noël Coward

Short Play, Comedy  /  5m, 4f

In a bedroom in Mrs. Lloyd Ransome's fabulous villa on the Cote d'Azur are heiress Stella Cartwright and her husband, a gambler. They are plagued by debts and their prolonged stay at the villa is becoming embarrassing when a scandalous chauffeur attempts to rob them and ends up saving their honor.

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Ways and Means

by  Noël Coward

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    5m, 4f
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One of the "Tonight at 8:30" series produced in London and New York. In a bedroom in Mrs. Lloyd Ransome's fabulous villa on the Cote d'Azur are heiress Stella Cartwright and her husband, a gambler. They are plagued by debts and their prolonged stay at the villa is becoming embarrassing when a scandalous chauffeur attempts to rob them and ends up saving their honor.

Published in Tonight at 8:30.

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  • Time Period: 1930s
  • Setting: A bedroomin the Lloyd-Ransomes' house, Villa Zephyre, on the Cote d'Azur.

Casting

5m, 4f
STELLA CARTWRIGHT
TOBY CARTWRIGHT
OLIVE LLOYD-RANSOME
LORD CHAPWORTH (CHAPS)
NANNY
MURDOCH
STEVENS
PRINCESS ELENA KRASSILOFF
GASTON

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Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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Ways and Means was first produced as one of a series of nine one-act plays under the title Tonight At 8:30 at the Phoenix Theatre in January 1936 under the direction of Noel Coward.

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