Private Lives tour to star Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge
A new production of Noël Coward's 'Private Lives' has been announced this morning. Stage and screen stars Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge will play the starring roles in this new touring revival of Coward's classic play.
Directed by Christopher Luscombe, Havers and Hodge will be joined onstage by Dugald Bruce-Lockhart and Natalie Walter.
Cowards' piece follows a divorced couple who accidentally reunite on the French Riviera. It follows a divorced couple who, while honeymooning with their new spouses, discover that they are staying in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. Coward wrote one of his most popular songs, "Some Day I'll Find You", for the play.
Opening in Bath on 1 October 2020, the show will then visit Norwich, Cheltenham, Newcastle, Cambridge, Richmond, Malvern and Leeds, with further dates to be announced.
The Union Theatre is an Off-West End award winning theatre in Southwark, London SE1. For its fourth year at the Union Theatre, the Phil Willmott Company’s hugely popular Essential Classics season celebrates the 75th anniversary of V.E. Day with 3 productions exploring the British in W.W.2, including Noël Coward's, Peace in Our Time.
The play envisions the Nazi war machine managing to fight through the Battle of Britain and landing on the island. The piece, as expected due to its subject matter, is unusual for its heavy tone, taking a darker approach than the comedic feel featured in most of Coward's plays.
The production takes place March 11th - April 4th 2020, and tickets can be booked here.
Upcoming Production of Private Lives at The Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis
The Guthrie Theatre in Minneapolis have announced Noël Coward's hot-blooded comedy Private Lives as part of their 2020 - 2021 season. The production will take place September 12 – October 24, 2020, with former artistic director Joe Dowling makeing his much-anticipated return to the Guthrie to direct this will-they-won’t-they comedy.
It’s been five years since divorcees Elyot and Amanda called it quits. They’re both on marriage number two and honeymooning in France with their new spouses, Sibyl and Victor, who remain unconvinced that the flames between the contemptuous duo have fizzled. When the couples discover they are vacationing at the same hotel, insults and romantic sparks fly until everyone is caught in the love-hate crossfire and forced to follow their hearts.
Tickets go on sale on the Guthrie Theatre website on Tuesday, July 14, 2020.
Private Lives by Artistas Unidos, Portugal
Translated by Miguel Esteves Cardoso, Artistas Unidos offer us an unexpected view of the sophisticated and brilliant Noël Coward (1899-1973). Private Lives (1930) was written in just three days, and was one of Coward's most impressive critical and box-office hits.The play is about the sparkle and opaqueness of language, the joys and evils of marriage and divorce, couples that are never happy be they together or apart, and the lights that go out when the champagne runs out.
The production began touring on 31 October 2019, and will continue to perform at numerous venues across Portugal unit 9 March 2020. Full dates and locations can be found here.
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