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PRIVATE LIVES

by Noel Coward

Stratford Festival 2019


"Director Carey Perloff has compiled a fine cast. Lucy Peacock and Geraint Wyn Davies as ex spouses Amanda and Elyot are a divine pairing. From the moment Amanda knows to hand Elyot the fruit from her cocktail, it is clear that these two share something far more intimate with each other than they do with their new spouses. Their chemistry is excellent and they are equally as fun to watch when they are getting along as they are when they are sparring."

– Lauren Glenow, Broadway World


"Stratford Festival Review: 'Rolling with laughter' at Private Lives

Witty dialogue and superb acting makes Private Lives a hilarious night out in Stratford this summer."

Steve Rice, Special to the Beacon Herald

CAST

SOPHIA WALKER

GERAINT WYN DAVIES

MIKE SHARA

LUCY PEACOCK

SARAH DODD


CREATIVE TEAM

CAREY PERLOFF, DIRECTOR

KEN MACDONALD, SET DESIGNER

CHRISTINA PODDUBIUK, COSTUME DESIGNER

KIMBERLY PURTELL, LIGHTING DESIGNER

THOMAS RYDER PAYNE, SOUND DESIGNER

LAURA BURTON, MUSIC DIRECTOR

ANITA NITTOLY, FIGHT DIRECTOR

SARA-JEANNE HOSIE, CHOREOGRAPHER

DAVID AUSTER, PRODUCER

BETH RUSSELL, CASTING DIRECTOR

JASON MILLER, CREATIVE PLANNING DIRECTOR

PRIVATE LIVES, Stratford Theater, Geraint Wyn Davies, Mike Shara, Sophia Walker, Lucy Peacock; Photo by David Hou

PRIVATE LIVES, Stratford Theater, Set Design by Ken MacDonald, Costume Design by Christian Poddubiuk, Lighting Design by Kimberly Purtell, Photo by Ken MacDonald


PRIVATE LIVES

(Stratford Festival, 2019)


REVIEWS...


“Stratford Festival review: Private Lives absolutely sparkles”

“Geraint Wyn Davies and Lucy Peacock are a match made in romantic-comedy heaven in this hilarious and surprisingly warm production of the Noël Coward classic.”

NOW TORONTO


“Rolling with laughter at Private Lives”

“Witty dialogue and superb acting makes Private Lives a hilarious night out in Stratford this summer.”

BEACON HERALD


“The performances Perloff has elicited are refreshingly down-to-earth. None of that debonair posturing, the artificial old-mannered acting styles that can drag down Coward productions.

Peacock is superb as Amanda – a rich and aimless woman who nevertheless nurses a deep sadness that apparently only Elyot and his tempers can assuage. The actor’s line deliveries are fresh and funny, but there’s always a beating heart underneath. Wyn Davies, meanwhile, isn’t afraid to play Elyot as a violent misogynist. 'I should like to cut off your head with a meat axe,' he shouts at Sibyl, no Cowardian charm to couch it.”

GLOBE AND MAIL


“Director Carey Perloff has compiled a fine cast. Lucy Peacock and Geraint Wyn Davies as ex spouses Amanda and Elyot are a divine pairing. From the moment Amanda knows to hand Elyot the fruit from her cocktail, it is clear that these two share something far more intimate with each other than they do with their new spouses. Their chemistry is excellent and they are equally as fun to watch when they are getting along as they are when they are sparring.”

–  BROADWAY WORLD