Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross take the Toronto stage in Noël Coward’s Private Lives

Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross take the Toronto stage in Noël Coward’s Private Lives

Paul Gross and Kim Cattrall to star in Private Lives (Images: vagueonthehow and Canadian Film Centre) 

This fall, Paul Gross will trade in his Mountie uniform for a top hat and tails in Mirvish’s production of Noël Coward’s Private Lives. The actor and director will star opposite fellow Canadian and previously announced headliner Kim Cattrall in the comedy, which follows a pair of glamorous newlyweds on a trip through the French Riviera. There, they end up in the same hotel as the bride’s ex-husband, and predictably, wacky hijinks ensue.

The play, which premiered in 1930, was revived last year at London’s Vaudeville Theatre, directed by British theatre superstar Sir Richard Eyre. The production will have a limited run at the Royal Alexandra Theatre—where the show had its Canadian premiere in 1931—from September 17 to October 30, after which it will travel to the Big Apple for a run on Broadway. Sadly, no cameos from Camilla Scott.