After divorcing in 1982, Richard and Elizabeth had one final reunion on the stage when they spent seven months touring with Noel Coward’s Private Lives in 1983. During the tour public speculation grew about the possibility of another reunion, but in private old frictions played out once again.
This is the story of the first celebrity ‘it’ couple. Beyond alcohol, pills and the trappings of fame, was love the ultimate crutch that allowed them to escape the realities of their extraordinary lives? Funny, glamorous, tempestuous and dripping with diamonds – this is the last battle of the Burtons.