Private Lives

(Premiere 2013)
DIRECTOR Jonathan Kent
DESIGNER Anthony Ward
THEATRE Gielgud Theatre
THEATRE COMPANY Old Vic
DESCRIPTION
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.
WTDir RATING:

Country: United Kingdom

Runtime: 120 min

CAST (ACTORS | DANCERS | SINGERS)

Anna Chancellor | Amanda Prynne
Actor
Sue Kelvin | Louise
Actor
Toby Stephens | Elyot Chase
Actor
Anthony Calf | Victor Prynne
Actor
Anna-Louise Plowman | Sibyl Chase
Actor
Jon Edgley Bond | Understudy - Elyot Chase, Victor Prynne
Actor
Fliss Walton | Understudy - Amanda Prynne, Sibyl Chase, Louise
Actor

Creatives

Director | Jonathan Kent
Playwright | Noël Coward
Designer | Anthony Ward
Lighting Designer | Mark Henderson
Movement Director | Denni Sayers
Sound Designer | Paul Groothuis
Fight Director | Paul Benzing
Music | Matthew Scott
Make Up Artist | Corinne Young
Hair Stylist | Corinne Young
Assistant Director | Denni Sayers
Casting Director | Gabrielle Dawes
Assistant Casting Director | Jonny Boutwood

Production

Stage Manager | Ba Penney
Production Manager | Paul Hennessey
Producer | Duncan C Weldon
Deputy Stage Manager | Tamara Albachari
Assistant Stage Manager | Becky Hartnett
Costume Supervisor | Lily Mollgaard
Deputy Wardrobe Supervisor | Katja Krzesinska
Wardrobe Supervisor | Paula McIntosh
General Manager | Becky Barber

PHOTOS

TRAILER

THEATRES

Gielgud Theatre, 22/06/2013 - 21/09/2013

THEATRE COMPANIES

REVIEWS

'Don't quibble, Sibyl, this is first-class fun'
'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'

STORYLINE

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.