A sophisticated evening in Brighton with Noël Coward’s comedy masterpiece

Private Lives. Picture by Alastair Muir
Private Lives. Picture by Alastair Muir

A major revival of Noël Coward’s hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives, will visit Theatre Royal Brighton in February as part of a UK tour.

The show will be at the venue from February 1-6 (7.45pm, Thursday and Saturday matinees 2.30pm).

The production stars stage and screen performers Tom Chambers (Strictly Come Dancing) as the lovable and charming Elyot and Laura Rogers (Tipping The Velvet) as the unconventional and vivacious Amanda, alongside Charlotte Ritchie (Call The Midwife) as Sybil and Richard Teverson (Downton Abbey) as Victor.

This production is directed by Tom Attenborough, with designs by Lucy Osborne, lighting by Oliver Fenwick and sound by Gregory Clarke.

Private Lives is the tale of two warring ex-lovers who unexpectedly meet while on their luxury honeymoons with their new partners.

A masterpiece of 1930s high comedy, Private Lives offers a sophisticated evening of acutely sharp, divinely decadent, and unashamed humour.

Tom Chambers’ (Elyot Chase) most recent stage credits include the West End production of White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre, and the Olivier and Evening Standard award-winning musical Top Hat, for which Tom was nominated for the Olivier and WhatsOnStage Award for Best Male Performer In A Musical. Tom is best known for his leading roles in television dramas Holby City and Waterloo Road, as well as winning the sixth season of Strictly Come Dancing in 2008.

Laura Rodgers’ (Amanda Prynne) stage credits include the World Premiere of Tipping The Velvet at the Lyric Hammersmith, An Ideal Husband, Blue Remembered Hills and Hay Fever at Chichester Festival Theatre and Pressure for Royal Lyceum Theatre.

Charlotte Ritchie (Sibyl Chase) is best known for her roles in Call The Midwife as series regular Barbara Gilbert, the role of Oregon in Channel 4’s Fresh Meat, which has recently completed filming its fourth and final series, and Siblings for BBC 3.

Visit www.atgtickets.com/brighton or call 0844 871 7650 (booking fees apply).

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