“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives.”
― Amanda from Noel Coward’s Private Lives: an Intimate Comedy in Three Acts
Without a doubt, Private Lives is one of the most sophisticated, entertaining plays ever written. Elyot and Amanda, once married and now divorced, meet again while honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel and discover the old flame still burns hotly. Within days of being reunited once again their fiery romance alternates between passionate fits of love and anger. Of course, the new spouses are none too pleased about all the chaos! A sparkling comedy boasting numerous successful Broadway runs with stars like Coward himself, Laurence Olivier, Tallulah Bankhead, Gertrude Lawrence, Tammy Grimes, Richard Burton, and Elizabeth Taylor.