Noel Coward fans will be delighted to learn that one of his works – Private Lives – will be brought to life as of tomorrow (June 22nd) in London’s Gielgud Theatre in the prestigious West End.
The central location of the venue means that it could be the perfect evening’s entertainment for those on romantic London getaways who fancy a night at the theatre – although those coming with their partner should be sure not to take any inspiration from the characters!
Private Lives tells the story of two glamorous, rich divorcees who, five years down the line, find themselves honeymooning with their current spouses and both staying in a French hotel – with suites right next to each other.
Naturally, as the story unfolds their romance is resparked as they are thrown into “a whirlwind of lust and love once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past”, according to the official theatre website.
The production boasts a cast of the highest calibre with Toby Stephens as Elyot and Anna Chancellor as Amanda – the two divorcees – and Anthony Calf and Anna-Louise Plowman playing their pitiful new partners who get caught up in the mess.
It is bound to be a popular show after selling out at Chichester Festival Theatre so would-be audience members are advised to snap up tickets as soon as possible.
In association with TimeOut, there will be 250 of the top price tickets available for £10, so that people can get their hands on tickets to the best seats in the house for a fraction of the price. Ten will now be released at 10:00am every day that there is a performance at the box office, following the release of 170 of these special tickets last month.
Private Lives will be running until September 21st, following in the wake of the world premiere of Peter Morgan’s The Audience, which starred Helen Mirren as Her Majesty the Queen. The show was received with critical acclaim and featured other shining talents of the acting world, including Haydn Gwynne as Margaret Thatcher, Paul Ritter as John Major and Edward Fox in the role of Winston Churchill.