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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The Reviews Hub
An explosive interpretation
A stellar cast
East Anglian Daily Times
An entertaining night
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