Classic comedy from the legendary Noel Coward will open the new season of plays at the Chester Theatre Club.

Private Lives features Elyot Chase, witty and well spoken who really believes that ‘women should be struck regularly, like gongs!’.

He and Amanda Pryne are recently divorced but bump into one another in a French hotel, honeymooning with their respective spouses.

Encountering one another, each is horrified and yet fascinated. Self obsessed lovers who cannot live together but cannot live apart.

Together they leave for Paris to begin a roundelay of quarrels and love intrigues that culminate in them getting back together.

Making her directoral debut for the group with this play, but no stranger to acting or directing, is Penny Morris.

Penny has been involved in theatre for more than 40 years, mainly on the Wirral but also in Switzerland, France, Costa Rica and Spain.

Previous productions she has directed include J M Barrie’s Peter Pan and she has done numerous voice overs in Geneva and Costa Rica for the Red Cross and the tourist industry.

Bookings for this show, which opens on September 19, are now available by ringing TicketSource on 0333 666 3366 between 9am-7pm or online at All tickets are priced at £8.50 with concessions of £7 on the first Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.