Private Lives Tour starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge – New Dates announced

Private Lives Tour to be presented by The Nigel Havers Company and starring Nigel Havers and Patricia Hodge will tour in 2021 – 2022. New dates announced.

Private Lives Tour 2020-21

Theatre Royal Bath Productions and Moss Empires are delighted to present Noel Coward’s Private Lives which is the inaugural show from The Nigel Havers Theatre Company. The plan is that the UK Tour of Private Lives will begin at Theatre Royal Bath on 28 October 2021.

The production stars Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge, one of the country’s most loved actresses, as Amanda and Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, as Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930.  Astonishingly, it is the first time Nigel Havers has appeared in a Coward play on stage.  Dugald Bruce-Lockhart plays Victor, Natalie Walter Sibyl and Aïcha Kossoko Louise.

Coward’s dazzling comic masterpiece is both a scintillatingly witty and scathingly vitriolic study of the rich and reckless in love.  Elyot and Amanda, who were once married, find themselves in adjoining rooms in the same hotel on the French Riviera, both on honeymoon with their new partners. Their initial horror quickly evaporates and soon they’re sharing cocktails and a romantic serenade.

Private Lives Patricia Hodge Nigel Havers
The Olivier Award-winning Patricia Hodge OBE, one of the country’s most loved actresses, plays Amanda. Nigel Havers, ever suave and thoroughly charming, plays Elyot, the role taken by Noël Coward himself in the original production in 1930. Astonishingly, it is the first time Nigel Havers has appeared in a Coward play on stage.  Dugald Bruce-Lockhart plays Victor and Natalie Walter plays Sibyl.

Patricia Hodge’s many theatre credits include A Day in the Death of Joe Egg (Trafalgar Studios), Copenhagen (Chichester Festival Theatre), Travels With My Aunt (Minerva, Chichester), Relative Values (Harold Pinter), Calendar Girls (Noel Coward Theatre), The Country Wife (Theatre Royal Haymarket), His Dark Materials (National), Noises Off (National), Money (National, for which she won the Olivier for Best Supporting Actress) and A Little Night Music (National).  Her recent television credits include Ursula Thorpe in A Very English Scandal (BBC), Mrs Pelham in Downton Abbey (ITV) and Penny in Miranda (BBC).

Nigel Havers’s television credits include the soon to be seen Roger in Finding Alice (ITV) and General Ransom in the new remake of All Creatures Great & Small (Channel 5).  Other recent television credits include Lewis Archer in Coronation Street (Granada), Stanley Keen in Benidorm (ITV) and Lord Hepworth in Downton Abbey (ITV).  Theatre includes Serge in the UK Tour and West End productions of Art, Algernon Moncrieff in the UK Tour of The Importance of Being Earnest and Maxim de Wynter in the UK Tour of Rebecca.  His film credits include playing David Niven in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers, Hofstadter in Paradise Lost, Dr Rawlins in Empire of the Sun and Lord Andrew Lindsay in Chariots of Fire.

Dugald Bruce-Lockhart most recently appeared as Michael Gove in The Last Temptation of Boris Johnson at Park Theatre.  He has also played David Cameron in The Three Lions (St James Theatre and Edinburgh Festival), for which he was nominated for Best Actor in The Stage Awards.  Other theatre credits include Bill Austin in Mamma Mia! (Novello), David Hart in Wonderland (Hampstead), Richard Hannay in The 39 Steps (UK Tour) and, for Ed Hall’s Propeller Theatre Company, he has played the title role in Henry V, Antipholus of Syracuse in Comedy of Errors and Ratcliffe in Richard III.

Natalie Walter’s most recent theatre credits include Pack of Lies (Menier Chocolate Factory), Jerusalem (Watermill Theatre), Smash (Menier Chocolate Factory), 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover (Bush), 39 Steps (Criterion), Hay Fever (Chichester Festival Theatre) and, for the RSC, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and Love’s Labour’s Lost.  Natalie was a regular performer in the CBBC series Horrible Histories.

Private Lives will be directed by Christopher Luscombe, with set and costume designs by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Tim Mitchell and casting by Sarah Bird.

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PRIVATE LIVES TOUR SCHEDULE

Page updated 20 October 2021

28 October – 6 November 2021
Theatre Royal BATH
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9 – 13 November 2020
RICHMOND Theatre
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16 – 20 November 2021
CHICHESTER Festival Theatre
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22 – 27 November 2021
CAMBRIDGE Arts Theatre
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2022 PRIVATE LIVES TOUR DATES

17 – 22 January 2022
CANTERBURY Marlowe Theatre
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25 – 29 January 2022
CORNWALL – Hall for Cornwall
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1 – 5 February 2022
CHELTENHAM -Everyman Theatre
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8 – 12 February 2022
TORQUAY – Princess Theatre
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14 – 19 February 2022
SALFORD – The Lowry
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21 – 26 February 2022
SHEFFIELD – Lyceum Theatre
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28 February – 5 March 2022
OXFORD – Playhouse Theatre
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14 – 19 March 2022
POOLE Lighthouse
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21 – 26 March 2022
GUILDFORD – Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
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28 March – 2 April 2022
NORWICH Theatre Royal
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11 – 16 April 2022
BRIGHTON – Theatre Royal
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18 – 23 April 2022
NOTTINGHAM Theatre Royal
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Further dates to be announced.

 

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