Private Lives

Noël and Gertie (Frinton)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 13 Aug 2014

You could sum up the 50-odd year friendship between Noël Coward and Gertrude Lawrence in the title of the musical which Coward wrote in 1929 – "Bitter Sweet".

Six of the best venues to see the Private Lives cinema screening next week
By Guest Contributor · 30 Jan 2014

Watch the second production to be distributed as part of CinemaLive and Digital Theatre's West End Theatre Series

Digital Theatre and CinemaLive broadcast Private Lives
By Editorial Staff · 21 Oct 2013

Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, the production ran to acclaim in the West End earlier this year

Strangers on a Train full steam ahead for the Gielgud?
By Editorial Staff · 13 Sep 2013
An eagle-eyed reader informs us that the programme for Michael Grandage's current production of A Midsummer Night's Dream at the West End's Noel Coward theatre includes a telling
Private Lives (Frinton)
By Anne Morley-Priestman · 24 Jul 2013
Frinton summer season logo There's more than one way of looking at Coward's most popular comedy. The more usual one is to take it at face value, as a sparkling concoction whose ...
Review Round-Up: Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor in Private Lives transfer
By Editorial Staff · 4 Jul 2013
Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Noel Coward's Private Lives opened at the Gielgud Theatre last night (3 July 2013). Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, it runs until 21 September
Private Lives
By Michael Coveney · 4 Jul 2013
Jonathan Kent's Chichester Festival revival of Noel Coward's classic marriage comedy comes to the West End's Gielgud Theatre, starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor
Michael Coveney: Toby Stephens re-visits his parents' last stand in Private Lives
By Michael Coveney · 3 Jul 2013
Private Lives was the last play Toby Stephens' parents, Maggie Smith and Robert Stephens, appeared in together 40 years ago, just along the block, in the Queen's Theatre, where he ...
Podcast: Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor talk Private Lives with WhatsOnStage
By Editorial Staff · 1 Jul 2013
Catch up on our post-show Q&A with the cast of Private Lives at the Gielgud Theatre, featuring the cast and director Jonathan Kent
Opening: Private Lives, Globe's Macbeth and Open Air Winter's Tale
By Editorial Staff · 1 Jul 2013
Among this week's major London theatre openings, in the West End and further afield, are Private Lives starring Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens, Macbeth at the Globe, Winter's Tale at the Open Air Theatre and more: