Following the huge success of Merrily We Roll Along, CinemaLive and Digital Theatre announce the second title in the West End Theatre Series.
UK: CinemaLive and Digital Theatre have today announced the second production to be screened across the UK. The production will be the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor.
In April, Digital Theatre and CinemaLive announced their partnership to distribute a series of acclaimed productions captured live in London’s West End to cinemas around the world. The West End Theatre Series marks the first time that productions from the West End’s leading commercial theatre producers are available in High Definition as a global cinema series.
Elyot Chase (Toby Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (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 French 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.
Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor are joined in the cast by Anthony Calf as Victor Prynne, Anna-Louise Plowman as Sibyl Chase and Sue Kelvin as Louise. Private Lives has design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Matthew Scott.
Following unanimous critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Noël Coward’s dazzling and irresistible comedy, Private Lives blazed across the West End stage at the Gielgud Theatre, earlier this year where it played a limited season closing in September proving Noël Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight.
Noël Coward’s Private Lives will be in UK cinemas from 6 February 2014. Tickets are on sale beginning 8 November 2013. For more information, ticketing and participating cinemas visit www.cinemalive.com
Private Lives will be broadcast to cinemas across the United States for one night only, Wednesday 11 December 2013. Tickets in the US are on sale beginning 8 November 2013 at Fathom Events www.fathomevents.com