Archives - Private Lives

by Noël Coward

Directed by Louis Davis

Saturday 16th – Saturday 23rd February 1985 in the Auditorium

Private Lives was the first play to be produced at the Phoenix Theatre in London, where it opened in September 1930, starring Gertrude Lawrence and Noël Coward, with Laurence Olivier and Adrianne Allen. It is perhaps Coward’s best comedy — simple, light and witty, about two attractive lovers unable to live together but unable to live apart!

Described by a critic as “Unique theatrical magic”.


  • Newport
    • Placed Second

Part of the Barn’s 1984/1985 season and a festival entry

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club


Sibyl Chase-Lesley Valler
Elyot Chase-Tony Mash
Victor Prynne-John Lloyd
Amanda Prynne-Marilyn Simons
Louise-Joan Wilson

Creative team

Director-Louis Davis
Stage Manager-Ken Coppock
Assistant Stage Managers-Janet Lloyd
Pat Walsh
Set Design-Don Fisher
Set Construction-Members of The Barn Theatre Club
Wardrobe-Judith Claxton
Properties-Janine Ridgeley
Ursula Smith
Anne Woolmington
Lighting-Brenda Newey
Derek Palmer
Sound-Brian Jolly
Poster-Jeanne Bridges
Hairdressing-Marion Carter
Prompter-Anne Davis
Production Secretary-Kay Coppock

Thanks to the Red Lion Inn at Digswell Hill for the loan of furniture and to Mr Richard Waterhouse of Arlesley for the gift of the piano

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