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Noel Coward's Volcano, starring Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele, and Jason Durr, will premiere and play a strictly limited West End run this summer at the Vaudeville Theatre.
Never performed in the author's lifetime due to the climate at the time, this is the first major production of a work which gives a fascinating insight into the glamorous and sometimes scandalous island lifestyle which Coward himself enjoyed.
Recently widowed Adela Shelly finds herself being seduced by the suave Guy Littleton, a visitor to her elegant Pacific house on the side of an island volcano. When Guy's acid-tongued wife Melissa decides to fly in to see off the competition, she hasn't contemplated that Adela's best friend, Ellen, might also be falling for her husband... and as tensions bubble up from under the surface and begin to erupt, so does the volcano, all with explosive consequences...
Running timeTBC. Performance times: Monday to Saturday at 7.45pm and Wednesday and Saturday at 2.30pm
Performance dates14 August to 29 September 2012
Recommended age 13+ subject to parents' or teacher's discretion
Offer valid all evening performances until 29 September 2012.
Love Triangles in Noel Coward's play Volcano
Volcano is an intriguing long-lost play by Noel Coward, which he wrote in 1956 and then suppressed because he thought it would alienate the friends it was based upon. There are love triangles galore and a barrage of witty one-liners.
20 Aug, 2012 | By London Theatre Direct