With effortless charm, a rapier wit and a champagne flute in his hand Noel Coward was a quintessentially English figure. Here theatre director Matthew Townsend explores the woman behind the man, his brush with the Nazis and the impressive legacy he left
Immigration was, by most accounts, the deciding factor in the EU referendum. Warnings about the economy, promises of £350m for the health service, even bendy bananas played their part. But nothing pushed the voters’ buttons as much as the idea of more people landing on our shores.