Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Chichester, Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor transfers to the Gielgud Theatre.
In Noel Coward’s evergreen comedy Private Lives, Elyot (Toby Stephens) and Amanda (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless . . . and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a Riviera hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.
Private Lives is directed by Jonathan Kent and the cast also includes Antony Calf and Anna-Louise Plowman.
Toby Stephens' numerous theatre performances include Danton's Death (National Theatre), The Real Thing (The Old Vic), A Doll's House (Donmar Warehouse) and A Streetcar Named Desire (West End) . His films include Vexed, Jane Eyre and Die Another Day.
Anna Chancellor's stage credits include the Chichester double bill of South Downs and The Browning Version which also transferred to the West End, The Last of the Duchess (Hampstead Theatre), The Observer, Never So Good and Stanley (National Theatre and Broadway). Her screen credits include Pramface, The Hour and Four Weddings and a Funeral.
Book your Private Lives tickets today as this much-anticipated transfer is set to blaze across the West End stage this summer in an explosive production that proves Noel Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight!