TTC Presents: Noel Coward's Private Lives
Combustible, Comedic Chemistry!
Five years on, once married rich, selfish, and reckless divorcee couple, Amanda Prynne and Elyot Chase, have both recently remarried and are by some quirk of fate, honeymooning at the same time, in the same hotel, and yes, you’ve guessed it in adjoining rooms. Despite their previous volatile three-year marriage, the old flames of love, lust and passion are immediately reignited, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of scintillating mischievous trouble by fleeing to Amanda’s Parisian apartment, abandoning their new spouses, the young but insipid Sibyl and decent but awfully dull Victor behind them. “I had no idea that people behaved like that. It’s disgusting!” exclaims Sibyl, who, with Victor, follows in hot pursuit, resulting in further madcap, sparring mayhem between all involved.
A classic, deliciously, effervescent romp then ensues, with the couples alternating between heated rows, passionate reconciliations, mutual disgust and loathing then back again.
Reminding them and us all of the age-old adage, “just be careful what you wish for”!
Private Lives is a genuine comedic masterpiece, written in just three days at the peak of Cowards career, it is full of razor sharp wit, and sparkling repartee. It remains Coward’s greatest success and promises to give an evening of acutely sharp, divinely decadent, unashamed humour, which still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight even today. Cocktails, repartee, and chaos abound in this sparkling comedy, a “must see” for this season.
Passion v Power…Who Dares Wins in this Savage Comedy!
***** “A brilliant comedy. A very funny play” – Newsweek*****
*****” Gorgeous, dazzling, fantastically funny” – The New York Times *****
***** “Two Hours of Comic Bliss” – The Daily Telegraph *****
This amateur production of “Private Lives” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. On behalf of Samuel French Ltd. www.concordtheatricals.co.uk
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