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Nude With Violin


  • Playwright

    Noel Coward 

  • Setting

    Set in Paul Sorodin's Studio in Paris shortly after his death.

  • Synopsis

    A light comedy about a famous modern painter who hasn't - painted that is. After his demise it is revealed that his work has been done by anyone including a small child. A barbed attack on 'Modern Art' and the 'values' placed on such paintings.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts


  • Cast Size Male


  • Cast Size Female


Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    24 September 1956

  • Production Notes

    Produced by H.M. Tennent Ltd.
  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    3Olympia Theatre

Original Cast  
Sebastien Sir John Gielgud
George John Sterland
Obadiah Lewellyn Thomas Baptiste
Fabrice Douglas Robinson
Cherry-May Waterton Kathleen Harrison
Anya Pavlikov Patience Collier
Jacob Friedland David Horne
Pamela Patricia Raine
Colin Basil Henson
Jane Ann Castle
Isobel Sorodin Joyce Carey
Clinton Preminger Junior Peter Sallis
Marie-Celeste Gillian Webb
Lauderdale Nicky Edmett
Production Team  
Director Sir John Gielgud
Settings by Paul Anstee

Published Scripts

Rights Information

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Samuel French Ltd

  • Address

    24 - 32 Stephenson Way
    London NW1 2HD

  • Phone

    + 44 (0)20 7255 4302

  • Website


Source Of Information

The information for this entry was taken from the original production programme.