'Private Lives' (Act 1)

 by Noel Coward


February 2017

Performed as part of the One Act Festivals 2017


Elyot and Amanda, once married and now honeymooning with new spouses at the same hotel, meet by chance, reignite the old spark and impulsively elope.


Sybil Chase (Natalie Brown), Elyot Chase (Steve Coles),  Amanda Prynne (Lisa Stapleton), Victor Prynne (Daniel Johnson)


​Director: Daniel Johnson

The first performance was at the The Olympus Theatre in Bristol on Saturday 19th February as part of the Bristol One Act Drama Festival, where we had a very successful evening.

We came away with prizes for:

  • Best Actress - Lisa Stapleton

  • Best Costume - Oldland Players

We were also nominated for:

  • Best Set Decor - Daniel Johnson

  • Best Director - Daniel Johnson

and came away with 2nd place overall for Best Play

We then moved on to a matinee at Iron Acton Parish Hall on Saturday 25th February as part of the Avon One-Act Drama Festival. Here we had another successful day.

This time we came away with the prize for:

  • Best Actress "The Priory Plate" - Lisa Stapleton

and were also nominated for:

  • Best Supporting Performance - Daniel Johnson

  • Best Costume - Oldland Players

So with three awards, four other nominations and one second place overall this was a very successful festival entry and everyone involved should be very pleased.