Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre: 24 October to 3 November
KickstArt is staging the delicious, sophisticated and enormously funny Noel Coward evergreen, Private Lives, at the Elizabeth Sneddon theatre from 24 October until 3 November.
Amanda and Elyot used to be married. Now they are divorced. And starting life again with newer, younger, nicer spouses. They both decide to go to France for their honeymoons. To a lovely hotel in Nice. Unfortunately, they choose the same lovely hotel in Nice… In adjacent suites with a-joining balconies… The moon is full, the air is balmy, and the sweet night air is full of music… What could possibly go wrong?
This wicked, stylish and sparkling comedy of very bad manners will delight adult audiences with its witty repartee, hilarious situations and outrageous characters. With gorgeous period costumes by fashion designer Terrence Bray, and atmospheric sets by Greg King, this play will be a theatrical delight.
Starring Clare Mortimer, Steven Stead, Jessica Sole and Iain Robinson. Directed by Steven Stead and Mervyn McMurtry.
Private Lives was last staged to critical and audience acclaim in 2002 in the KwaSuka Theatre with Ralph Lawson and Belinda Harwood as the witty divorcees.
Durban’s daring and bold theatre production company, KickstArt, has a reputation of staging fabulous, inventive and glorious productions. This year KickstArt’s programme at the Elizabeth Sneddon Theatre has included Charlotte’s Web in July, and they are looking forward to this year’s festive season pantomime: a brand-new version of Alice in Wonderland. They also staged the feel-good comedy, Shirley Valentine for the Women’s Arts Festival at the Playhouse in August. Their productions are seen by over 40,000 people every year.
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Private Lives By Noel Coward