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The Libertine – Theatre Royal Haymarket, London

Writer: Stephen Jeffreys Director: Terry Johnson Reviewer: David Guest Anyone salivating over the salacious poster promoting The Libertine at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, is in for a big disappointment. Apart from a lewd and largely irrelevant song at the opening of Act Two, this production delivers little of the sauciness it teases. Stephen Jeffreys’ 1994 faux-Restoration romp (which he has ...

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Private Lives – Bath Theatre Royal

Private Lives 2016 UK Tour Production Image

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Kris Hallett   Noel Coward knocked out Private Lives in just four days, and in the process created one of the great comic plays of the theatre. Brimming with bon mots, stinging one-liners and wrapping it round three perfectly constructed acts, he also created two of his great roles in Elyot and Amanda. ...

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Private Lives – Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Scott Matthewman   Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives is widely regarded as one of his comic masterpieces. Starting with two divorcees discovering, to their horror, that they are honeymooning with their respective new spouses in adjoining hotel suites, Coward’s script contains plenty of smart one-liners and deft send-ups of the social mores ...

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Private Lives – Theatre Royal, Glasgow

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Lauren Humphreys The mere sight of one another from their hotel balconies on their respective honeymoons is enough to tell the previously married Elyot and Amanda that they are still in love. Noël Coward's brittle, bickering, perennially popular pair return in Tom Attenborough's new production of Private Lives, but does it still charm ...

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Private Lives – New Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham

Private Lives - Richard Teverson, Laura Rogers, Tom Chambers, Charlotte Ritchie

Writer: Noël Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Selwyn Knight   Written as a vehicle for the dream team of Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence, Private Lives premiered at the King’s Theatre Edinburgh on 18 August 1930. It must have been truly shocking in 1930 with its themes of marital difficulties, domestic violence and infidelity among the upper classes. Seeing a ...

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Private Lives – Regent Theatre, Stoke-on-Trent

Private Lives 2016 UK Tour Production Image

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Matthew Bagnall   “I can’t help but feel this is all rather unfortunate…” Unfortunate? Maybe. Dramatic, yet funny? Certainly. The Regent Theatre is the host for this 2016 revival of arguably Noel Coward’s most well-known romantic comedy. Private Lives is the story of questionable affection, deceit and aggression, which naturally combine to produce ...

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Private Lives – Churchill Theatre, Bromley

Laura Rodgers and Tom Chambers in Private Lives

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Tom Attenborough Reviewer: Paul Ackroyd   Private Lives is one of Noel Coward’s most enduring and popular comedies. In this new touring production, the Ambassador Theatre Group will be giving audiences throughout the country to experience Coward’s unique mixture of style, wit and wry social comment. In 1930 the Lord Chamberlain took exception to the second ...

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Handbagged – Theatre Royal, Bath

Kate Fahy, Suzie Blake, Sanchia McCormack and Emma Handy

Writer: Moira Buffini Director: Indhu Rubasingham Reviewer: Claire Hayes   Theatre so often speculates about the Queen’s relationship with her public servants – from Anthony Blunt as her surveyor of pictures in A Question of Attribution to her interviews with successive Prime Ministers in The Audience. In the Olivier Award-winning Handbagged, now on tour having premiered at London’s Tricycle Theatre ...

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