London Classic Theatre is adding dates to its UK tour of Noël Coward’s comedy masterpiece, Private Lives.
Olivia Beardsley and Helen Keeley return to the production as Sibyl Chase and Amanda Prynne, and are joined by new cast members, Gareth Bennett-Ryan (Elyot Chase) and Paul Sandys (Victor Prynne).
The production tours to 16 venues in the new year, opening at Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, in January, and ending the run at the Coventry Belgrade Theatre in April.
1930. Deauville, France. Newly-married couples occupy adjoining honeymoon suites in the same hotel.
As a distant orchestra plays, Sibyl gazes adoringly at charismatic husband Elyot, while Victor admires his new wife, the vivacious and sophisticated Amanda.
Champagne flows and the sea shimmers in the moonlight as the newlyweds prepare for the evening ahead.
But when Amanda overhears a familiar voice singing a forgotten song, an old spark reignites, with spectacular consequences.
Full of razor-sharp wit and quick-fire dialogue, Private Lives is Noël Coward’s most popular and enduring stage comedy.
Extraordinarily written in only three days, Private Lives opened at London’s Phoenix Theatre in August 1930 to packed houses.
Since then, this charming comedy of manners has retained its remarkable appeal, captivating audiences all over the world.
2018 Tour Dates
Yvonne Arnaud, Guildford, 16-20 January Cheltenham Everyman Theatre, 23-27 January Derby Theatre, 30 January-3 February Dukes, Lancaster, 6-7 February Cast, Doncaster, 8-10 February The Brunton, Musselburgh, 13-14 February Gaiety Theatre, Ayr, 15-17 February Mumford Theatre, Cambridge, 27-28 February South Hill Park, Bracknell, 1-3 March Connaught Theatre, Worthing, 6-7 March Lighthouse, Poole, 8-10 March Theatr Clwyd, 20-24 March Everyman Theatre, Cork, 3-7 April Hull Truck Theatre, 10-14 April Lyceum Theatre, Crewe, 17-18 April Coventry Belgrade Theatre, 19-21 April