Private Lives

Exeter Northcott Theatre
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Fri 20 May 2016
Sat 4 June 2016
2hrs, including interval
£25 – £10 and discounts
Mercury Main Theatre

Full of razor sharp wit and sparkling dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy.

Glamorous divorcees Amanda and Elyot haven’t seen each other in years. So when they find themselves honeymooning with their new spouses at the same time at the same French hotel in adjacent suites, they can’t believe it.

Mortifying at first, it isn’t long before the chance encounter reignites an old spark and the couple impulsively elope. But only a few days into their reunion, Elyot and Amanda again find themselves trapped in a repeating cycle of love and hate as their private passions and jealousies consume them.

Famously written in only three days, Private Lives premiered in 1930 to full houses at London’s Phoenix Theatre. Since then, numerous successful West End and Broadway revivals over the years have proven that this charming comedy of manners is still as fresh, funny and unexpectedly moving as ever.

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Christine Absalom HEADSHOT 1

Christine Absalom


Krissi Bohn HEADSHOT 1

Krissi Bohn


Olivia Onyehara HEADSHOT 1

Olivia Onyehara


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Pete Ashmore


Robin Kingsland HEADSHOT 1

Robin Kingsland




The Reviews Hub


hugely enjoyable

The Stage


An explosive interpretation

Essex Chronicle


Wickedly witty

London Theatre1


A stellar cast

East Anglian Daily Times


An entertaining night

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