Anna Chancellor and Toby Stephens drape their arms over each other in front of a green background.

Private Lives

Noël Coward
Gielgud Theatre
Directed by Jonathan Kent

"Toby Stephens and Anna Chancellor are irresistibly well-matched" (Metro) as glamorous divorcées Elyot and Amanda whose love for one another is unexpectedly rekindled when they take adjoining suites of a French hotel while honeymooning with their new spouses five years later. 

Contains mild language and sexual references.

Production duration: 1 hr 36 min

Cast & creative team


  • Elyot Chase
    Toby Stephens
  • Amanda Prynne
    Anna Chancellor
  • Victor Prynne
    Anthony Calf
  • Sibyl Chase
    Anna-Louise Plowman
  • Louise
    Sue Kelvin
  • Understudy - Elyot Chase/Victor Prynne
    Jon Edgley Bond
  • Understudy - Amanda Prynne/Sibyl Chase/Louise
    Fliss Walton


  • Jonathan Kent
  • Anthony Ward
  • Mark Henderson
    Lighting Designer
  • Paul Groothuis
    Sound Designer
  • Matthew Scott
  • Gabrielle Dawes
    Casting Director
  • Denni Sayers
    Movement/Assistant Director
  • Paul Benzing
    Fight Director
  • Yvonne Milnes
    Costume Supervisor
  • Lily Mollgaard
    Props Supervisor
  • Jonny Boutwood
    Casting Assistant
  • Paul Hennessy
    Production Manager
  • Ba Penney
    Company Stage Manager
  • Tamara Albachari
    Deputy Stage Manager
  • Becky Hartnett
    Assistant Stage Manager
  • Corey Lewis
    Deputy Assistant Stage Manager
  • Paula McIntosh
    Head of Wardrobe
  • Katja Krzesinska
    Deputy Head of Wardrobe
  • Corinne Young
    Hair and Make-Up Artist
  • Becky Barber for Old Vic Productions
    General Management