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Heidelberg Theatre Company

Private Lives (Expired)

by Noël Coward

Director: Karen Wakeham


  • Sunday 18 February 2018 from 1:00pm
  • Monday 19 February 2018 from 7:00pm


July 6 – July 21, 2018

Weeknights and Saturdays at 8:00pm; Sunday matinees at 2:00pm

Note: The final Saturday, July 21 has two performances: at 2:00 pm and at 8:00 pm


This crisp and elegant comedy from the pen of the Master, the inimitable Noel Coward, concerns the tempestuous relationship of Elyot and Amanda Chase. Having divorced, each has recently found a new love: Elyot has married Sybil, Amanda, Victor. A honeymoon for each couple in adjacent hotel suites brings Elyot and Amanda together again, and Victor and Sybil find themselves alone as their new spouses run away together. They – Victor and Sybil – pursue the miscreants to Paris.


  • Sybil Chase: 23, very pretty (described as ‘blonde’, however hair colour negotiable). She is so conventional as to appear silly at times. Affectionate, a very ‘nice’ upper middle-class young Englishwoman. Loves and is married to Elyot.
  • Elyot Chase: Quick, irreverent, witty and urbane man-of the -world; his apparent cynicism fails to mask an emotional nature. Married to Sybil. (NoteThis role has been cast.)
  • Victor Prynne: Handsome but can be conventional to the point of stuffiness. A very manly English gentleman. Loves and is married to Amanda.
  • Amanda Prynne: Beautiful, sophisticated, unconventional and spirited, Amanda’s emotional nature fuels a wild streak in her nature. Married to Victor. (NoteThis role has been cast.)
  • Louise: Any age. Amanda’s housemaid, a French-speaking servant with a mind of her own. A wonderful cameo for a comic actor.

Audition Details:

  • AUDITIONS BY APPOINTMENT: For audition appointment, or for other queries, contact the Director,
  • Location: Rosanna, Vic (Further details will be given with audition confirmation.)
  • Accents – English accents are required for all roles except for that of Louise.
  • Auditionees, please bring a recent headshot to the audition.


  • Private Lives show page at HTC:
  • Performance dates/times: 8.00 pm on Jul 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21.
    00 pm on Jul 8, 15, 21.
  • Day of last performance Jul 21 has two shows, at 2.00 pm and 8.00 pm
  • NOTE: Due to level-crossing-removal works at Rosanna Station, parking outside the theatre is limited. Off-street parking behind Rosanna Library can be accessed via Douglas Street.


Sunday 18 February, 2018
Monday 19 February, 2018
Heidelberg Theatre Company
Venue Address
36 Turnham Ave Rosanna VIC 3084

Victoria, Melbourne