Wednesday 17 January 2018

'Private Lives' playing to packed houses in Rush

THE CURTAIN has been raised on yet another acclaimed production brought to the stage by Rush Dramatic Society.

'Private Lives' by Noel Coward has been playing to packed houses in its first two weeks and if you haven't yet had a chance to see it, there are still two weeks left. It is running Wednesday too Saturday until September 29 with curtains up at 8.30pm. The drama centres around first loves, second chances, insecurity, jealousy, volatile lovers, French maids and tables turned. All this set in the glamorous 1930s makes Noel Cowards 'Privates Lives a timeless comic masterpiece. Countless revivals worldwide have entertained audiences of every generation since its first production Honeymooners Elyot and Sybil and Amanda and Victor look forward to new beginnings as they embark on their respective honeymoons on the romantic French Riviera. What could be more idyllic? Life becomes very fraught and complicated when Elyot and Amanda who divorced from a volatile and tempestuous marriage five years previously find themselves in adjoining rooms with shared balconies on their wedding night with their respective new spouses. As the orchestra plays romantic tunes they realise that time and distance has not changed their feelings for each other and they decide to run away together abandoning Sybil and Victor. What follows throws their lives into a roller coaster of emotions as their distant and recent pasts catch up with them. Hilarious moments of intimate and farcical comedy unfold what goes on behind closed doors in the lives of the rich and glamorous. Directed by Barry Kavanagh, the cast of Oisín Molloy, Noreen Fynes, Brian Hosford, Stephanie O'Sullivan and Philippa Towers bring this timeless classic farce to life. Bookings on (01) 8437475 or email bookings@millbanktheatre.

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