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Sol Summer Season of Classic Cuts: Private Lives


Adapted by Jennifer Hainey

Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne, divorced from each other, are honeymooning in the Riviera with their new spouses. They meet again and run away to Amanda’s Paris apartment to renew their passions for one another with hilarious consequences.

Written in 1933, Private Lives is arguably one of Noël Coward’s finest plays. Coward’s sparkling wit is used to great effect in this observation on modern romance.

Latest comments

  1. Chester Studzinski said;

    09 July 2012, 10:38 am

    Private Lives is up there in with Turbo Folk and the Irish one about the funeral. There are so many superlatives it is difficult to know where to start. I will try, however….
    Wonderfully directed and the fight scene was fantastic in thought and execution. The costumes were probably the best I have seen at Oranmor. Selina Boyack was fantastic as the sexy, sultry Amanda and James Mackenzie was brilliantly over the top as Victor. Outstanding support from Richard Conlon and Jennifer Hainey who is also to be congratulated on her brilliant adaptation.
    All in all, I fantastic break from the horrendous weather. It made me smile all afternoon.

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