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The details for the next play audition is as follows:

Private Lives by Noel Coward

Audition Date: Wednesday 15 September 2021 - 7.30pm
Venue: Seaford Little Theatre
Production dates: 11 - 19 February 2022

Director: Mike Truman

In Private Lives, passion, laughter, romance, anger, and love set the stage for a battle of the sexes as divorced couple, Amanda and Elyot, find themselves unwittingly thrown together in Coward’s classic comedy of manners. Unknowingly booking adjoining rooms while on honeymoon with their respective spouses, Victor and Sybil, Amanda and Elyot are forced to face their true feelings for each other. Realizing they have made a pair of mistaken marriages, the divorcees attempt to escape their mismatched partners. With haste, and under the cover of darkness, they flee their honeymoon hotel and unsuspecting spouses in search of privacy at Amanda’s secluded Paris flat. Despite their passion for each other, Amanda and Elyot begin to bicker violently, just as they had done during their marriage. It is clear that the couple cannot live with each other, but cannot live without each other either. When they are discovered several days later by their jilted spouses, all four lovers must finally acknowledge just who is really suited to whom. Fast-paced, witty, and passionate, Noel Coward’s comedy is a delightful 1930’s romp.


a handsome, debonair man. When the play begins, he is honeymooning at Deauville, France, with his second wife. Cosmopolitan, transatlantic, suave, ironic, and somewhat metrosexual, Elyot is the consummate playboy and represents the witty, irreverent, sophisticated Englishman that the playwright admired and saw himself as exemplifying.

AMANDA PRYNNE Elyot’s first wife, newly married to Victor Prynne. She, too, is honeymooning at Deauville as the play opens. She is the most vivacious character in the work. She is not only beautiful but also spirited, independent, and unconventional—a fit partner for Elyot.
SIBYL CHASE Elyot’s blond, attractive bride. Conventional, unimaginative, and innocent, she is Amanda’s antithesis and suggests the playwright’s dim view of the “nice” English girl. She implies to Elyot that she will tailor life to suit his whims.
VICTOR PRYNNE a handsome man a few years older than Elyot. Stuffy and stodgy, he lacks a sense of humour. Like Sibyl, he is shocked by the elopement of Elyot and Amanda; when he and Sibyl catch up with the other couple, he chivalrously offers to divorce Amanda even though he deeply loves her.
LOUISE is Amanda’s French-speaking maid. She makes a brief appearance in the third act. Her inability to speak English and her incomprehension of the bizarre occurrences in the apartment provide a number of laughs.

Scripts are available from Mike (07951 ) 903414.

Rehearsals will normally be on Wednesdays & Fridays, subject to discussion. A full rehearsal schedule will be available in due course.

If you are interested but unable to attend the audition date, please contact me so that I can arrange an alternative. If you are able to help behind the scenes, I would also be very pleased to hear from you.

Mike Truman

TELEPHONE: (07951 ) 903414 



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If you are unable to download the audition pieces, please email me and I will send them to you.

The full script of the play is also available here: Noël Coward's Private Lives | PDF (