Famous names, Simon Callow and Jane Asher will star in Noël Coward’s intriguing drama of secrets and lies, A Song of Twilight, at Malvern Theatres.

A spokesman said: “Bittersweet and hugely entertaining, this is a rare chance to see one of Coward’s final pieces of work.”

But what is it all about?

The spokesman said: “World famous author Sir Hugo Latymer is growing old, rude and haughty. In the private suite of a lakeside hotel he is attended to by his long-suffering wife and former secretary, Hilde, and Felix, a handsome young waiter, as he nervously awaits the arrival of an old flame, actress Carlotta Gray, with whom he enjoyed a two-year love affair more than forty years ago.

“What can she possibly want now? Revenge for his uncharitable characterisation of her in his recent autobiography? Money to compensate for her second-rate acting career in the States? But as Sir Hugo discovers, it turns out Carlotta is writing her own memoir and wants something much more significant than cash.”

First staged in the West End in 1966, Noël Coward himself made his stage farewell in A Song At Twilight ,playing Sir Hugo.

The spokesman added: “Full of sharp wit and repartee, this compelling drama poignantly explores the risk of harbouring secrets and the regret of missed opportunities.”

Simon Callow stars as Sir Hugo Latymer. One of the UK’s favourite actors, his numerous film credits include Four Weddings and a Funeral, Shakespeare in Love, The Phantom of the Opera, Amadeus, A Room with a View, Maurice, The Woman in White and A Christmas Carol.

Jane Asher stars as Carlotta Gray. One of the UK’s most accomplished actresses, her recent screen appearances include Holby City playing Lady Byrne.

A Song at Twilight will be on stage at Malvern Theatres from Monday March 25 to Saturday March 30.

Tickets are on sale at the Box Office 01684 892277 and online at malvern-theatres.co.uk