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Strange feelings and tender emotions in life sometimes bring us in situations that are difficult to explain. Our feelings of love and hate, and emotions about someone important in life sometimes become deceptive for our own mind. Bringing to light the same strange experience is the musical named Private Lives.
Written by legendary writer Noel Coward and performed by artists as great as Adrianne Allen, Laurence Olivier and Gertrude Lawrence, Private Lives has enjoyed fame for a long period of time. The musical was performed for the first time in 1930, and premiered King's Theater, Edinburgh and Phoenix Theater, London. The story of the musical is based on a couple that divorced owing to their inability to cope with each other. Their fate brings them to an interesting situation when they find out that they are spending their honeymoons at the same hotel in adjacent rooms with their new partners. In a beautiful and interesting way the musical highlights the emotional turmoil they go through, making them realize that they still have feelings for each other.
The musical is performed in settings of a hotel in Deauville where the two newly married couples have come to spend their honeymoons. In first act, the couples are shown to be having good time with their new spouses, although the romantic mood is not so prevalent owing to their thoughts and feelings connected with their previous marriage. Amanda and Elyot have remained together for over three years, although their relationship has always remained stormy. After about three years, they have broken up, and found new partners, a young guy named Victor for Amanda and a beautiful young girl Sybil for Elyot. As soon as they find out about each other staying at the same place, they demand their spouses to relocate to some other place immediately, a request that is later turned down by Sybil and Victor.
The story continues with scenes like Elyot and Amanda realizing their feelings for each other, their being together at the same flat where they used to live together, and later on their spouses figuring out about it. In an amusing way the musical brings to light the love - hate relationship of the couple that has recently divorced, and still does not want to let go of each other. Right till the end of the musical, the audience remains glued to their seats as the couple keeps on fighting about small things and has difficulty in understanding what is going on inside their hearts and minds.
The original productions of Private Lives started in Edinburgh at King's Theater, and soon afterwards the musical set off for a tour to cities including Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Southsea where the total span of this successful tour was just over five weeks. Later on, the musical was brought to the Broadway in 1931 where it was performed for the first time at Times Square Theater. With a little reconfigured cast, the musical was a huge success at the Broadway. After a total of 256 performances, Private Lives closed in mid 1931.
The show was revived many times in history owing to its great classical significance and wonderful popularity among people having an admiration for quality performances. The critical reception for Private Lives was also mixed, with both positive as well as negative reviews. Nevertheless, most of the critics agree that the musical is immensely entertaining, and a wonderful expression of complex yet delicate human emotions in an impressive way.
Private Lives has also been the topic for many film and television adaptations and for its outstanding popularity the musical has received great critical appreciation in form of awards and nominations. Among many awards that Private Lives has earned over the years include multiple Tony Awards and Olivier Awards. With such amazing reviews and outstanding history, Private Lives tickets promise everyone a gratifying experience and a chance to enjoy a different class of musicals.