A short story by Noel Coward, adapted into a one-act play by Tim Luscombe 2013.
Los Angeles, 1940. Movie star couple Morgan Kent and Lenore Fingal live in alcohol- and sun-soaked luxury in the Hollywood Hills. But when Morgan’s sailor-brother Sid arrives uninvited, Morgan’s life is turned on its head.
Sid’s on leave. He’s humble, loving, good-humoured, and fighting for Britain. He unwittingly brings with him all the stories about Morgan’s ignoble origins, for Morgan Kent is really Leslie Booker from Southsea. Lenore revels in the ammunition this gives her against her husband, with whom she has become less and less enchanted.
Good-looking and good with women, Morgan (Les)’s life, until Sid’s visit, was full of enchantment – a handsome face, broad shoulders and luck swiftly raising him to fame and fortune – but he’s always been aware that he’s lucky whereas Sid is actually good. Read more →