Chichester's PRIVATE LIVES, Starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, Hits U.S. Cinemas Today
CinemaLive and Digital Theatre previously announced the second production to be distributed as part of the West End Theatre Series - the Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward's Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor.
In April, Digital Theatre and CinemaLive announced their partnership to distribute a series of acclaimed productions captured live in London's West End to cinemas around the world. The West End Theatre Series marks the first time that productions from the West End's leading commercial theatre producers are available in High Definition as a global cinema series.
Following unanimous critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Noël Coward's dazzling and irresistible comedy,Private Lives blazed across the West End stage at the Gielgud Theatre, where it played a limited season from 22 June to 21 September 2013, proving Noël Coward still has the power to thrill, provoke and delight.
Elyot Chase (Toby Stephens) and Amanda Prynne (Anna Chancellor) are glamorous, rich, reckless... and divorced. Five years later, their love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses. This chance encounter instantly reignites their passion, and they fling themselves headlong into a whirlwind of love and lust once more, without a thought for partners present or turbulences past.
Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor are joined in the cast by Anthony Calf as Victor Prynne, Anna-Louise Plowman as Sibyl Chase and Sue Kelvin as Louise. Private Lives has design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Matthew Scott.
Private Lives will be broadcast across the United States for one night only, tonight, December 11, 2013. Tickets in the US are on sale beginning November 8, 2013 at Fathom Events www.fathomevents.com.
For information and ticketing for venues around the world go to www.cinemalive.com.
Robert Delamere, Co-Founder and CEO of Digital Theatre said: "To be working once again with CinemaLive in bringing a second hit West End show to cinemas around the world is thrilling. Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Noël Coward's classic comedy is outstanding, and Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor's outstanding performances have been rightly lauded. Following the huge success of the first production in our West End Theatre Series, Maria Friedman's award-winning production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along, we look forward to further expanding the series, and extending the reach of the very best of British theatre to a global audience."
Noël Coward's plays include Hay Fever, Design for Living, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit. His screenwriting credits include In Which We Serve (which he also co-directed) and Brief Encounter.