There’s more online starriness with Jonathan Church directing Sanjeev Bhaskar, Emilia Clarke, Robert Lindsay and Emma Thompson in a live virtual table read of Noel Coward’s play for one night only next Sunday in aid of the Royal Theatrical Fund. Lindsay and Thompson play the formerly married lovers who continue their war when they meet while on honeymoon with their new partners. This is a comedy that comes with a vicious sting in its tale and if Church doesn’t neglect that this should be a memorable one off for theatre fans.
Join us (via ZOOM) for a live table read of Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy of manners, starring four legends of stage and screen: Robert Lindsay, Emma Thompson, Emilia Clarke and Sanjeev Bhaskar, directed by Jonathan Church and followed by a live Q&A with the cast and director. Tickets are limited, and our first production, A Bit of Waiting for Godot, sold out entirely, thanks to theatre-lovers all around the globe, raising over £35,000 for the RTF. This is a unique opportunity to take part in a one-night-only, once-in-a-lifetime, never-to-be-repeated event. A peek behind the curtain of the theatrical process, in the company of national treasures! Private Lives premiered at the new Phoenix Theatre in the West End in 1930, with Gertrude Lawrence and Laurence Oliver starring alongside Coward himself. It has been revived ever since in London and on Broadway, and over the years has garnered dozens of theatrical honours, including three Oliver awards and four Tonys.