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Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge star in Noël Coward’s classic comedy.
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About Private Lives

★★★★ - ‘Private Lives… A temple to Noel Coward’s genius. Havers and Hodge are perfect’ - Daily Telegraph

★★★★ - ‘Hugely amusing… An elegant period design, a woundingly witty evening’ - Times

Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge star in a sparkling new production of Noel Coward’s immortal comedy of bad manners in the parts originally played by Coward himself and Gertrude Lawrence in the play’s 1930 premiere.

Ex-spouses Elyot and Amanda are honeymooning with their new partners in the South of France only to find themselves, to their horror, in adjacent hotel rooms. As their passion rekindles, they decide to elope to Amanda’s flat in Paris only to resume the vicious slanging match that drove them apart in the first place.

Timeless in its witty dissection of sex, marriage and monogamy, Coward’s masterpiece – staged now to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1973 - continues to dazzle audiences throughout the world.

Run time

2h (incl. interval)

Start date

August 31st, 2023

End date

November 25th, 2023

Categories

Age

8+

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Reviews

Audiences Say
Great acting, Delightful, Funny, Entertaining, Great writing
88
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65 reviews on Show-Score

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Catherine 352
Funny, Clever, Great acting, Classic, Great writing
93 / 100
David 321826
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever
90 / 100
Helen 3106
Great writing, Great staging, Great acting
85 / 100
Vinu
Delightful, Great writing, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing
80 / 100
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Venue

Ambassadors Theatre

West Street, London, United Kingdom, WC2H 9ND

Directions

Location: West End
Railway station: Charing Cross
Bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 19, 38, 24, 29, 176
Night bus numbers: (Charing Cross Road) 14, 24, 176, N5, N19, N29, N38, N41, N279
Car park: Chinatown (5mins)
Directions from tube: (5mins) Take Cranbourn Street away from Leicester Square until St Martin’s Lane, where you head left up to West Street. The theatre’s on your left past St Martin’s Theatre.

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