'Lost' Noel Coward play uncovered





A Noel Coward play which had been untouched for almost 90 years has been rediscovered by Welsh academics.
Two University of Glamorgan professors found the one-act play among archives in the British Library during research for a book they were writing.

The Better Half, was last performed in 1922 by the London-based Grand Guignol company, but never published.

The play is described as "a comedy of manners" which focuses on a husband and wife and her best friend.

Professor Mike Wilson, who found the play, explained: "The husband and wife are in an unhappy relationship and he is about to embark on an affair, but he is an honourable man and refuses to consummate it.

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