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Noel Coward's masterpiece, is terrifically revived at Nottingham Playhouse

Friday 14th October 2011

Private Lives is a scintillating comedy of manners which has received glowing reviews.

Real-life husband and wife, Rupert Wickham and Janie Dee, follow in the footsteps of other real-life couples like Elizabeth Taylor/Richard Burton and Maggie Smith/Robert Stephenson who have previously played Amanda and Elyot in Noël Coward’s passionate, witty and very funny love story.

“Dee and Wickham make the perfect pairing as they squabble and fall in love and out of it umpteen times a minute. Hard to believe this is their first professional partnership on stage since their marriage but on this evidence it should not be their last…Hugely enjoyable comedy of manners” (What’s On Stage) Five stars *****

“It’s all acting, of course, but there’s a special intimacy that can’t be faked when a real-life couple perform together.” (The Stage)

“This exceptionally candid play is gloriously funny.” (The Daily Telegraph). Four stars ****

“This is a twentieth-century classic which ought not to be missed.” (Nottingham Evening Post)

“This Coward’s the real deal.” (The Daily Mail) Four stars ****

“This is an absolute must see.” (The Public Reviews) Five stars *****

“Giles Croft’s … revival finds the dark notes in Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy.” (The Sunday Times)

“Tremendous sense of fun.” (The Times)

“This production has all the ingredients of a roaring success.” (Reviews Gate)

“An undoubted success.” (Theatreworld)

Full of irresistible one-liners and wit, Private Lives remains one of the most successful and popular comedies ever written.

Must end October 22nd
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Behind the scenes of Private Lives