Noel Coward Plays

A Touch of Drama

The historic St Mary’s church, Frensham, built in 1239, is the wonderfully atmospheric setting for two of Noel Coward’s best loved one-act plays: ‘Still Life’ (the basis for the film ‘Brief Encounters’) and ‘Fumed Oak’.

Coward had deep associations with the parish of Frensham and Dockenfield, both visiting and writing there, and so it is fitting that two of his finest short plays were brought to life under the skilful directorship of Hilary Lee-Corbin, and star many of the highly regarded actors and actresses of the Tilbourne Players along with other performers.

Still Life

Still Life 1

Still Life 2


Fumed Oak

Fumed Oak 1

Fumed Oak 2