Noël Coward’s comedy Private Lives is coming to the West End’s Ambassadors Theatre, in a production starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge.
The play will run at the Ambassadors Theatre for 12 weeks from 31 August to 25 November 2023.
This Theatre Royal Bath production marks the 50th Anniversary since Noel Coward’s death, and was a success last year on tour.
Private Lives is directed by Christopher Luscombe (The Madness of George III, Spamalot, Sweeney Todd).
Alongside Nigel Havers as Elyot and Patricia Hodge as Amanda, the production will star Dugald Bruce-Lockhart (The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson, The Crown, The Deep Blue Sea) as Victor and Natalie Walter (Pack of Lies, Jerusalem) as Sibyl.
Nigel Havers is a star of both stage and screen, including screen roles in Downton Abbey, Coronation Street, Chariots of Fire and The Charmer. His many stage roles include The Importance of Being Earnest at the National Theatre, and his annual turn in the London Palladium pantos – including this year’s Peter Pan.
Patricia Hodge is a much-loved British actor, with stage credits including Travels With My Aunt, Relative Values, Calendar Girls, His Dark Materials, Noises Off, A Little Night Music, and her recent performance in Watch on the Rhine at the Donmar Warehouse. Recent TV credits include A Very English Scandal, Downton Abbey and Miranda.
Private Lives will be the first production in a fully refurbished Ambassadors Theatre, following a multi-million-pound refurb.