Coward's Leading Lady Back On U.K. Stage

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One of Noël Coward's leading ladies, Judy Campbell, returns to the stage at the King's Head, Islington (with Stefan Bednarczyk and directed by Sheridan Morley) in Where Are the Songs We Sung? from Dec. 10 to Dec. 22, following two sold-out one-nighters at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Campbell toured Britain with Coward during the war, co-starring with him in Blithe Spirit, This Happy Breed and Present Laughter. She is also the first person to sing (some 60y years ago) the song "A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square."

Where Are the Songs We Sung? provides an anecdote-packed evening of nostalgia and charm, but Campbell's trademark is to look back on the past with clarity and wit rather than misty-eyed regret, and she brings wartime Britain entertainingly and memorably to life in a mixture of words and music.

—By Paul Webb Theatrenow