A MUSICAL comedy based on the real life love story of playwright and songwriter Noel Coward and actress Gertrude Lawrence is set to wow audiences at the Roses Theatre.

The production, Noel & Gertie, is a revival of Sheridan Morley’s hit play that originally ran in the West End for nine years and has been crafted from diaries and letters between the pair.

This year is the tenth anniversary of Morley’s death and so the play is being revived as a celebration of his life.

Matthew Townshend, the director and producer, said: “This play encapsulates a real-life love story and the complex relationship between an extraordinary duo who were inseparable until Gertrude’s premature death from cancer.

“It epitomises an era of sophistication and elegance and features songs, sketches and snippets of scenes from some of Coward’s most famous work. It also has a superb cast. It’s a show not to miss.”

He added: "The musical, from Matthew Townshend Productions, showcases more than 20 songs and scenes from shows including Private Lives and Blithe Spirit, and is set to be a sell-out success."

The show will come to the Tewkesbury venue on Sunday April 30.

For more information or to book tickets visit www.mtproductions.co.uk or http://www.rosestheatre.org/