Following the sell-out success of Samuel Beckett’sWaiting For Godotin June, Lockdown Theatre,in association with The Royal Theatrical Fund,today announcesa live virtual table read of Private Lives by Noël Coward. The table read will take place onSunday 13 September at 7pm with the generous permission from the Noël Coward Foundation.
Private Lives to take place in Zoom
Jonathan Church directs Sanjeev Bhaskar (Victor), Emilia Clarke (Sybil), Robert Lindsay (Elyot), and Emma Thompson (Amanda). Tickets are £35 and all the funds raised from Lockdown Theatres’ Private Lives will be used as a crisis grant to support those who are struggling financially in the theatre industry during these unprecedented times.
The live table read will take place via Zoom, followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director chaired by Paul Jackson.
Amanda and Elyot Chase, after a tempestuous marriage, have just married again to completely different partners; Elyot to the delightful, young Sybil and Amanda to the upright Victor Prynne. Elyot and Sybil arrive for the first night of their honeymoon at a hotel on the south coast of France, the Cote D’Azur. Sibyl loves being married. She is as much in love with the idea of being a bride as she is with her husband, Elyot, perhaps more so, and tells him that she knows how to handle a husband, how to make him happy. Elyot fears that she means she knows how to “manage” a husband. Unknown to the Chases, Amanda is honeymooning at the same hotel with her new husband, Victor Prynne. Victor has much the same ideas about marriage as does Sibyl. He intends to take care of Amanda. The fact that Amanda never asked to be taken care of is unimportant. Victor will teach her to be a suitable wife…