IMAGINE a honeymoon on the French Riviera with spectacular views of blue sea lapping white sand, yachts bobbing in the bay, an orchestra playing and cocktails on the balcony.

What could possibly go wrong?

Plenty, if the couple checking-in next door happen to be your first husband and his new wife.

Amanda Prynne and Elyot Chase ((real life married couple Clare and Darran Nash) meet again by chance five years after their stormy relationship ended in divorce.

They are both newly married; Amanda to the stuffy Victor (Paul Jameson) and Elyot to naive Sybil (Pauline Nevell).

Sparks quickly begin to fly, old flames rekindle, and the scene is set for a comedy classic.

Noel Coward’s Private Lives will be performed by community theatre production group St Joseph’s Players in Leigh on Wednesday, October 16.

Directed by Pauline Nevell, the play runs nightly at St Joseph’s Hall on Chapel Street at 7.30pm from Wednesday, October 16 until Saturday, October 19.

A matinee performance will take place at 2pm on the last day.

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Cast members during a rehearsal session

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Tickets for the play are £10 each including a programme and a hot drink.

To book in advance visit

Alternatively, people can pay on the door.