Volcano by Noel Coward at the Vaudeville from 14 Aug
The touring production of Volcano by Noel Coward, opens at the Vaudeville Theatre 16 Aug 2012, following previews from 14 Aug - for a limited run to 29 Sep 2012, starring Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele, Jason Durr, Finty Williams, Perdita Avery, Robin Sebastian, Tim Daish.
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 an insight into the glamorous and sometimes scandalous island lifestyle which Coward himself enjoyed.
It is directed by Roy Marsden, designed by Simon Scullion, sound by Matthew Bugg, lighting by Mike Robertson. Produced by Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt.
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…
Jenny Seagrove most recent performances were in Rufus Norris’s production of Clifford Odets’ The Country Girl and Peter Hall’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce. She is also known to television viewers as barrister ‘Jo Mills’ in BBC TV’s legal series Judge John Deed.
Dawn Steele is perhaps best known for her role as Alice Trevanion in the ITV series Wild at Heart and as Alexandra “Lexie” MacDonald in BBC drama Monarch of the Glen.
Jason Durr played the lead role of PC/DC Michael “Mike” Bradley in the British Series Heartbeat from 1997 to 2003.