Following unanimous critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Noël Coward’s dazzling and irresistible comedy, Private Lives, transfers to the West End for a strictly limited season.
'This superb revival of Noel Coward's play supplies two hours of comic bliss'
'The lack of raw passion might not matter so much if Kent's production had the lightness of touch to get away with it, but after a sublimely delicate first act, he loses his hold on the comedy'
'None of this would work without good foils. Anna-Louise Plowman, as a not-so-sweet Sibyl, and Anthony Calf as a decent, perplexed Victor, snap spectacularly at the end. They, too, fly a bit too close ...
'Marriage may be hell, but Jonathan Kent's revival of this Noël Coward comedy is divine'
In Noel Coward’s evergreen comedy Private Lives, Elyot (Toby Stephens) and Amanda (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless . . . and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a Riviera hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.