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PRIVATE LIVES: A GORGEOUS PRODUCTION FROM CASTLE HILL PLAYERS

Production photos: Chris Lundie

This gorgeous production of Noel Coward’s 1930 comedy of manners PRIVATE LIVES is a fitting end to Castle Hill Players highly successful 2018 season. With an excellent cast who continuously try to outdo each other in wit, charm, hate, satire, bitterness and almost every other emotion the audience is engaged and laughing from start to finish.

The play concerns a divorced couple Elyot, played by Jeremy Johnson, and Amanda, played by Nicole Harwood, who were once unhappily married and are at first horrified to find themselves honeymooning with their new spouses in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. The chemistry between these two actors is electric as they bring out every nuisance of the wonderful script being powerfully attracted, yet also repulsed by each other. At one moment they are uttering sweet nothings and at the next hurling vicious putdowns. Continue reading PRIVATE LIVES: A GORGEOUS PRODUCTION FROM CASTLE HILL PLAYERS