Tom Chambers in Revival of Private Lives on Tour and in the West End
A press release emerges indicating an exciting new revival of the classic Noël Coward comedy Private Lives, with dates around the United Kingdom announced, as well as the promise of a West End run.
Though the Theatreland venue is yet to be announced, the tour is known to kick off at the New Victoria Theatre in Woking in January before heading nationwide until it ends up at the Theatre Royal Bath in March.
Tom Chambers is set to portray Elyot in the production, with Laura Rodgers as Amanda. The pair have divorced from one another, but their passions are soon to reignite by chance. They have both found new partners since their divorce and head to Southern France for their respective honeymoons, but they soon find they have adjoining hotel rooms. It is now clear that a romance they have left behind can restart and they do so recklessly and without a care in the world.
The 1930 play was penned in only three days by Noël Coward and premiered at the King’s Theatre, Edinburgh, that year before embarking on a tour. It then landed at the West End’s Phoenix Theatre and won many fans along the way. The show is now regarded as one of Coward’s best and still has fans nationwide.
Chambers will take on the role of Elyot on the back of recent West End credits like White Christmas at the Dominion Theatre and Top Hat at the Aldwych Theatre, as well as television shows like Waterloo Road and Strictly Come Dancing. Such credits ensure a large fan base will be out to see him take to stages around the country and in the West End.
Meanwhile, his co-star Laure Rodgers has also amassed various credits in the capital, including The 39 Steps at the Criterion Theatre and Tipping The Velvet at the Lyric Hammersmith.
With a West End venue yet-to-be-announced, audiences can look forward to Private Lives appearing in 2016, with a UK tour preceding the Theatreland run from January to March 2016.