Fresh tour of Coward’s Private Lives ahead of West End return

Private Lives

A major revival of Noël Coward’s classic comedy, Private Lives will embark on a prior-to-the-West End UK tour appearing at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre in March.

The production stars Tom Chambers (Holby City, Top Hat, Strictly Come Dancing) as and charming and loveable rogue, Elyot, and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda.

Alongside them will be Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife, One Night in November) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor.

Private Lives, written in just three days, remains Coward’s greatest success and the play that marked the peak of his career.

The comedy was last revived in the West End, to great success, in 2013 with the Chichester transfer starring Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens.

Elyot (a role originated by Coward himself) and Amanda are a gloriously selfish divorced couple who, by a quirk of fate, meet again on their honeymoons with their new spouses and reignite their old spark.

The revival of their fiery romance, alternating between heated rows and passionate reconciliations, reminds them that they cannot live with, or without, each other.

A masterpiece of 1930’s high comedy full of razor sharp wit and sparkling dialogue, Private Lives remains one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written, offering an evening of acutely sharp, divinely decedent, and unashamed humour.

Chambers’ most recent stage credits include the West End production of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, and the Olivier and Evening Standard Award winning musical Top Hat.

Laura Rodgers’ (Amanda Prynne) stage credits include Tipping The Velvet, An Ideal Husband, Blue Remembered Hills and Hay Fever.

Private Lives comes to Waterside Theatre March 7-12 2016.

2016 Tour Dates

January 15-16, New Victoria Theatre, Woking
January 18-23, The Churchill Theatre Bromley, Bromley
January 25-30, Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent
February 1-6, Theatre Royal Brighton, Brighton
February 8-13, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham
February 15-20, Richmond Theatre, Richmond
February 22-27, Theatre Royal Glasgow, Glasgow
February 29-March 5, Princess Theatre Torquay, Torquay
March 7-12, Aylesbury Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

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