The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noel Coward’s comedy Private Lives transfers to the West End’s Gielgud Theatre on 22 June for a limited run until 21 September.
The production stars Toby Stephens as Elyot Chase, Anna Chancellor as Amanda Prynne, Anna-Louise Plowman as Sibyl Chase and Anthony Calf as Victor Prynne.
Stephens’ theatre credits include the title role in Coriolanus, Claudio in Measure for Measure for the RSC, and Stanley Kowalski in Sir Peter Hall’s production of A Streetcar Named Desire. His film and television credits include Die Another Day and Jane Eyre.
Among Chancellor’s most recent stage appearance was in the accliamed South Downs and The Browning Version at the Harold Pinter Theatre last year. Her other stage work includes The Last of the Duchess at the Hampstead Theatre, Creditors at the Donmar Warehouse and BAM and The Observer at the National Theatre. Television and film credits include Pram Face, The Hour, Four Weddings And A Funeral and Pride and Prejudice.
Plowman is best known for her role as Annalese Carson in Holby City. She has also appeared in a revival of Edward Albee's play Three Tall Women at the Oxford Playhouse.
Calf has been in productions of The Madness of King George III and A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the National Theatre, and Uncle Vanya at the Gate Theatre. He has appeared in episodes of Foyle’s War, Midsomer Murders and, most notably, as DAC Robert Strickland in BBC’s New Tricks.
Private Lives follows divorcees Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne, whose love for one another is rekindled after five years apart when they find themselves in adjoining rooms at a Riviera hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses.
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