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Private Lives

20 May - 4 Jun 2016
  • 2hrs, including interval
  • £25 – £10 and discounts
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Audio Described with Touch Tour
  • Captioned
"Sparkling, hugely enjoyable"
— The Reviews Hub

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.

57551
Mercury Main Theatre
  • Balkerne Gate, Colchester, CO1 1PT, Essex, UK

Box Office: 01206 573948

The Mercury’s main 499-seater auditorium, with parking nearby at St. Mary’s multi-storey car park!

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Cast
Christine Absalom
Christine Absalom
Louise
Krissi Bohn
Krissi Bohn
Amanda
Olivia Onyehara
Olivia Onyehara
Sybil
Pete Ashmore
Pete Ashmore
Elyot
Robin Kingsland
Robin Kingsland
Victor
Creatives
Noël Coward
Noël Coward
Writer
Esther Richardson
Esther Richardson
Director
Sara Perks
Sara Perks
Designer
Richard Godin
Richard Godin
Lighting Designer
Adam P McCready for Poetical Machines Ltd
Adam P McCready for Poetical Machines Ltd
Sound Designer
Craig Hamblyn
Craig Hamblyn
Fight Director
"Sparkling, hugely enjoyable"
— The Reviews Hub
"An explosive interpretation"
— The Stage
"Wickedly witty"
— Essex Chronicle
"A stellar cast"
— London Theatre1
"An entertaining night"
— East Anglian Daily Times
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