The Strand is home to several theatres. The Vaudeville Theatre is in the middle and is the venue for the press night of comedy genius Noel Coward's Private Lives. He published it in 1930 which was around four years after this theatre was opened, so the setting is in keeping with the piece. By the look of quite a few of the theatre-goers and celebs would prolly be of the same vintage. It was a chilly rain-free evening when i joined the usual suspects at the fanline. Several layers of fans built up behind me as arrivals began. Miriam Margolyes is always lovely with fans and tonight was no exception. There were several notables who used an alternate door behind me so I missed them. Male lead Matthew Macfadyen was already inside so it was only afterwards I pictured him. His other half, Life on Mars and Ashes to Ashes star Keeley Hawes came along to calm any jitters. Keeley signed for fans. Kim Cattrall was a bit harder to get on film, but I managed as she went into the party. She would sign only programmes so several autograph hunters were disappointed. See the list below for more details on all who passed before my lens.
Stars and celebs in attendance:
Sir Peter Hall
Tracy Ann Oberman
Sir Richard Eyre