CHESIL Theatre has announced audition dates for its next play, Noel Coward’s Private Lives.

The comedy follows the tempestuous lives of Elyot and Amanda, a divorced couple who meet again while on honeymoon with their new spouses.

An informal reading of the play will take place on Friday, October 13 before auditions on Sunday, October 15 and Monday, October 16.

Director Nicky Hubbard has plans to transport the audience back to the 1930s from the moment they walk into the theatre.

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Having previously directed one of Chesil Theatre’s TakeTen plays in 2021, Nicky is looking to cast two men and two women in the lead roles.

She said: “This is my first full-length feature of a great play that I hold very dear to my heart and of which I can hardly wait to share my vision.

"The script is very witty and tightly written and there are many passages in it that convey the depth of the characters by expertly revealing their personality and dynamics of their relationships from early on. Hence, choosing audition pieces has been a major enterprise but I am looking forward to seeing the different interpretations in the reading and auditions which promise to be a fun and exhilarating experience. Ages are not written in stone and can be pushed up or down so come along and get involved in this wonderful play.”

Private Lives will be performed at the Chesil Theatre from January 20 to January 27 next year.

Tickets are already available for purchase from the Chesil Theatre website.