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NoŽl Cowardís Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor in Welsh cinemas     

NoŽl Cowardís Private Lives starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor in Welsh cinemas
Cineworld Cardiff - 6th February
Showcase Cardiff - 6th & 9th February

The Chichester Festival Theatre production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives, directed by Jonathan Kent and starring Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor, captured at London’s Gielgud Theatre, will be in UK cinemas for one night only on Thursday 6th February 2014. It will be shown in Cineworld Cardiff on 6th February and Showcase Cardiff on 6th & 9th February. This is the second production to be distributed in CinemaLive and Digital Theatre’s West End Theatre Series. Private Lives will also be screened as following in Wales:

Cineworld Llandudno - 6th February 2014
Cineworld Newport - 6th February 2014
Odeon Wrexham - 6th February 2014
Prestatyn Scala Cinema and Art Centre - 6th February 2014
Theatre Colwyn, Colwyn Bay - 15th February 2014
Torch Theatre, Milford Haven - 6th February 2014
Vue Swansea - 6th February 2014
Wyeside Arts Centre - 6th February 2014

Following critical acclaim and a sell-out run at Chichester Festival Theatre, Noël Coward’s dazzling and irresistible comedy 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. Noël Coward’s Private Lives has design by Anthony Ward, lighting by Mark Henderson, sound by Paul Groothuis and music by Matthew Scott.

The West End Theatre Series is the first time that productions from the West End’s leading commercial theatre producers are available in High Definition as a global cinema series. Other countries taking part in the series include the USA, Canada, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, The Netherlands, Russia and Brazil.

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 superb 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.”

Jonathan Church, Artistic Director at Chichester Festival Theatre, said: “During the West End run of Private Lives we encouraged as wide an audience as possible to see the play through our £10 ticket offer. These February cinema screenings are another great opportunity to introduce new audiences to this fantastic production. Thanks to this partnership with CinemaLive and Digital Theatre, people throughout the UK will be able to enjoy Private Lives for the first time, or to watch it again in a cinema setting. We are delighted that a Chichester Festival Theatre production will be seen on such a major scale.”

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.

Noël Coward’s Private Lives was produced in the West End by CFT Enterprises, Old Vic Productions, Duncan C. Weldon and APT Productions.

Noël Coward’s Private Lives will be screened in select UK cinemas from 6th February 2014. Tickets on sale. For more information, ticketing and participating cinemas visit www.cinemalive.com
 
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