TV and stage icon Felicity Kendal leads a star cas as the glamorous socialite Florence Lancaster in Noel Coward's renowned play about the frivolous nature and narcissism of London's late 1920's aristocracy.

Amidst a backdrop of glittering decadence The Vortex centres on the tempestuous relationship of Florence and her hedonistic son Nicky. With the Mother's desire for younger men driven by her refusal to grow old, and the Son's obsession with competing for her love, Florence Lancaster's insatiable needs are fundamentally the crux od the "Vortex of beastliness" that drives Nicky to his demons.

Much loved for her illustrious television and stage career whch includes The Good Life and Rosemary and Thyme, as well as her remarkable sell-out success in Fallen Angels in London's West End, Felicity Kendal returns to the stage in Noel Coward's highly acclaimed play.

Peter Hall - one of the UK's most prolific and prestigious stage directors - directs a star cast including Dan Stevens best known for his outstanding performance in the BBC drama The Line of Beauty and for the recent West End production of Hay Fever, Phoebe Nicholls 'Cordelia Flyte' from Brideshead Revisited and Annette Badland Cutting It, Dr Who and Bergerac.

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Type of production: Play

Opened: 20 February 2008

Booking until: 07 June 2008

Running time: 2 hrs

Prices: £ - £

Author / playwright: Noel Coward

Director: Sir Peter Hall

Cast: Felicity Kendal , Dan Stevens , Phoebe Nicholls