Poster for Private Lives (1949) (1)

Private Lives


| Stars: Josephine Stuart, Peter Graves, Jack Allen | Writer: Noël Coward

A divorced couple while honeymooning with their new spouses discover that they are staying at the same hotel

The action of the play concerns a divorced couple, Elyot and Amanda, who meet on their respective honeymoons with second spouses. They realise that they are still in love with each other and should never have divorced; they abandon their new spouses and run off together, though they are soon caught up in the same violent arguments that originally plagued their stormy marriage.


Josephine Stuart
Sybil Chase
(1 production)
Peter Graves
Elyot Chase
(1 production)
Jack Allen
Victor Prynne
(1 production)
Margaret Lockwood promotional headshot for Jassy, c. 1947, autographed ‘Sincerely’ by the actress
Amanda Prynne
(1 production)
Pamela Stirling
(1 production)
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Poster for Private Lives (1949) (1)
Programme from Private Lives (1949) at the Bristol Hippodrome (2)
Programme from Private Lives (1949) at the Theatre Royal, Brighton (1)
Programme from Private Lives (1949) at the Bristol Hippodrome (1)


Main title from the 2015 ‘Noel Coward’ episode of Talking Pictures (2013)
Noël Coward
(2 productions)