Private Lives

A witty little 1930 comedy of domestic violence which I’ve only ever “seen”on the radio. Ah, but it was funny and entertaining and made its own rules. And so quick: had the actors spoken at normal speed, it would have been quite a long play!

The interval scene change was an entertainment in itself. Out came the electric drills and a whole army of removal people. However, the second act made clear that a gramophone, a dining table and two chaises longues were indispensable.

It was a London Classic Theatre production with:

  • Amanda – Helen Keeley
  • Elyot – Gareth Bennett-Ryan
  • Sibyl – Olivia Beardsley
  • Victor – Paul Sandys

About aides memoires

This is a chronological list of things I have seen, places I have visited, and thoughts that have wandered through the space between my ears. A reading group of one; an art appreciation society limited by my preferences and prejudices; opera criticism by one who knows nothing about the subject.
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