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Saturday, February 27

Private Lives with Matthew MacFadyen and Kim Cattrall

Mail Online showcases Kim Cattrall in an article about Private Lives. Directed by National Theatre former boss Richard Eyre, it's the tale of a divorced couple who discover they have adjoining rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses. It's a comedy that crackles with wit and sexual tension - like a rock of ice in a dry martini.


Cattrall, who famously plays Samantha in hit US TV and film franchise Sex And The City, last appeared on the London stage in 2006 when she starred in The Cryptogram at the Donmar Warehouse. She had made her West End debut a year earlier in the Peter Hall-directed Whose Life Is It Anyway? A native of Liverpool who has spent most of her professional acting career on the other side of the Atlantic, Cattrall’s other screen credits include Porky’s, Mannequin, Big Trouble In Little China and the upcoming Roman Polanski thriller The Ghost. - Official London Theatre Guide

Macfadyen’s last London outing came in 2007’s The Pain And The Itch at the Royal Court, having previously played Prince Hal in the National Theatre’s production of Henry IV. A regular screen face, Macfadyen played Mr Darcy in the 2005 film adaptation of Pride And Prejudice, opposite Keira Knightley, who is soon to be seen on the London stage in The Misanthrope. Macfadyen’s other credits include hit spy drama Spooks, Dickens adaptation Little Dorrit and the upcoming Ridley Scott-directed film Robin Hood, in which he plays the Sheriff of Nottingham. -
Official London Theatre Guide



Private Lives, Vaudeville Theatre, London, from 24 February.



4 comments:

MARIA GRAZIA said...

I'd love to see MMF on stage. I was just wondering, why not his wife? Kylie is such an amazing actress. It would have been nice to see them work together (again).

JaneV said...

Matthew is fabulous in this - in fact all the small cast are brilliant! The comedic timing is perfect - Matthew sings, "plays" the piano (not really - but he does a great imitation!) dances round the stage with Kim, whilst dressed only in silk pyjamas and barefoot! They have the most amazing "fight" when the set is nigh on destroyed!
Everyone who's seen it has laughed, cheered and clapped their way through it. If you're in the UK, or can afford the airfare, then try to see it. Great entertainment!!

lizjp said...

Absolutely have to agree with Jane V! I went to see Macfadyen, who is brilliant in the role, but was thoroughly impressed with the whole cast as well. Completely entertaining from start to finish!

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