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During the summer of 2020, the Artistic Directors of the Sewell Barn Theatre were contacted by members of a Norfolk creative writing course, and asked to provide a team of performers to bring their scripts to life on Zoom calls. This was such a success that we decided to run three more sessions, calling for the support of local writers and performers.  We have selected ten of those pieces to be performed LIVE on the Sewell Barn stage between 9-12 June, under the title Put Your Shorts On!


Amanda & Elyot are divorced, and each has married again (to Victor and Sibyl respectively). They find themselves, on their respective honeymoons, in adjacent rooms at the same hotel. The reasons for their original attraction and for their parting rapidly become very clear, and equally clearly haven’t changed.


We're absolutely delighted to be welcoming Barn stalwarts Nick Meir, Harriet Waterhouse and Verity Thomson to the stage for Coward's classic play, joined by new faces Lee Johnson and Cristina Fernandes. Come and enjoy this delightful, brittle and sometimes dark comedy.






Please note that performances will not follow the Barn's usual two-week, eight performance pattern, but will play for seven consecutive performances.


We will limit our ticket sales to 50 (half capacity); if, as is hoped, restrictions are lifted further in July, we will be able to release more tickets up to a maximum of 70 (the theatre can usually accommodate 100) to allow our audiences comfort and space.


We plan to keep the earlier performances (Monday 19 to Thursday 22) to 50 maximum no matter what the regulations say, so if you would prefer to attend a performance with a more widely spaced audience, those are the dates to choose!


Private Lives

By Noel Coward




Monday 19 – Saturday 24 July 2021

7:30pm plus a 2:30pm matinee on Saturday 12 June

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