★★★★ Private Lives…a temple to Noel Coward’s genius. Havers and Hodge are perfect’ Daily Telegraph
★★★★ ‘Hugely amusing…an elegant period design, a woundingly witty evening’ The Times
Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge star in a sparkling new production of Noel Coward’s immortal comedy of bad manners in the parts originally played by Coward himself and Gertrude Lawrence in the play’s 1930 premiere.
Ex-spouses Elyot and Amanda are honeymooning with their new partners in the South of France only to find themselves, to their horror, in adjacent hotel rooms. As their passion rekindles, they decide to elope to Amanda’s flat in Paris only to resume the vicious slanging match that drove them apart in the first place.
Timeless in its witty dissection of sex, marriage and monogamy, Coward’s masterpiece – staged now to mark the 50th anniversary of his death in 1973 - continues to dazzle audiences throughout the world.
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Sep 24, 2023
Sep 20, 2023
Absolutely fabulous! Both Nigel and Patricia were amazing (as expected). Thoroughly enjoyable performance :)
Sep 17, 2023
Sep 14, 2023
Great play. Lots of fun. Fantastic acting!
Sep 10, 2023
An excellent evening, well acted and aptly set. Caught the period setting well. but seemed up to date too.
Sep 9, 2023
If you need cheering up, go and see this play; alone or in company…
Sep 8, 2023
Well despite the very sad news that Patricia Hodge had been taken ill and therefore was unable to perform Her understudy the talented Hillary Thorne was amazing. Nigel Havers is awesome as it the rest of the cast. Never stopped howling with laughter at the brilliantly directed piece of Noel Coward story. Can’t recommend seeing it more highly might even have to come and see it again.
Sep 8, 2023
thought it was a bit slow to get started but the second half was hilarious, not sure who enjoyed it the most me or nigel havers
Sep 6, 2023
I really enjoyed watching Noel Coward's Private Lives at the Ambassadors Theatre. The seats in the stalls are comfortable. The cast are all excellent and there is a real chemistry between Patricia Hodge and Nigel Havers. I laughed all thevway through! I didn't know that Patricia Hodge can sing so that was a lovely surprise. The sets were good too.
Dr Richard Sibthorpe
Sep 6, 2023
The production of Noel Cowards private lives deserves recognition for the actors & production. Superb performance by Nigel Havers & Patricia Hodge, it was a delight to watch and laugh 😂 . I hope to see more like this
Sep 5, 2023
Nigel Havers & Patricia Hodge never fail to delight. The Funny witty & true to life plot delighted me again with superb performances from all. A wonderful evening
Sep 2, 2023
Witty lines, of course and some chemistry between Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge; but you cannot avoid the fact that the two protagonists should really be half their age!