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Private Lives (1969)

Private Lives
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Harry Randall
23 – 26 April 1969

Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope. After days of being reunited, they again find their fiery romance alternating between passions of love and anger. Their aggrieved spouses appear and a roundelay of affiliations ensues as the women first stick together, then apart, and new partnerships are formed. A uniquely humorous  play boasting numerous successful Broadway runs with stars like Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.


Sibyl Chase – June Janes
Elyot Chase – John Hollingsworth
Victor Prynne – Colin Bailey
Amanda Prynne – Diane Montague
Louise – Eileen Hullett


Stage Manager – Martin Wood
Assistant Stage Manager – Eileen Hullett
Properties – Elsie and Tony Bate
Lighting – Sheila Fryatt
Sound – Viviane Hollingsworth
Wigs – Nathan Wigs
Costumes – Joan Robarts, National Theatre Wardrobe and Bermans
Set Constructed by – Guild Workshop