Jenny Seagrove to Lead Cast of U.K. Tour for Rediscovered Noel Coward Play Volcano

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Jenny Seagrove will lead the cast of a rarely-seen Noel Coward play Volcano, never performed in the author's lifetime, which will launch a U.K. tour beginning performances at Windsor's Theatre Royal May 21 for a run through May 26.

It will then visit Richmond in South West London, Bath, Cambridge, Eastbourne, Shrewsbury, Guildford, Oxford, Brighton, Bromley and Malvern, with further dates to be announced.

According to press materials, the play gives a fascinating insight into the glamorous and scandalous Caribbean lifestyle that Coward himself enjoyed. In the play, recently widowed Adela Shelly finds herself being seduced by the suave Guy Littleton, a visitor to her elegant Caribbean 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 considered that Adela’s best friend, Ellen, might also be falling for her husband's charms! As tensions bubble up from under the surface and begin to erupt, so does the volcano, all with explosive consequences.

Roy Marsden will direct a cast that also includes Dawn Steele, Jason Durr and Finty Williams. The tour is produced by Thelma Holt and Bill Kenwright.

Seagrove has played leading roles in almost every West End playhouse. Her most recent performance was in Clifford Odets' The Country Girl at the Apollo, which followed her appearance in Peter Hall's production of Alan Ayckbourn's Bedroom Farce. Film credits include "Local Hero" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," and as Emma Harte in the Emmy-nominated hit series "A Woman of Substance" and barrister Jo Mills in BBC's "Judge John Deed."

Steele is best known for her role as Alice Trevanion in the ITV series "Wild at Heart" and Alexandra "Lexie" MacDonald in the BBC drama "Monarch of the Glen." Other TV credits include "Sea of Souls" and "Haywire." Durr is best loved for playing the lead role of PC/DC Michael "Mike" Bradley in the TV series "Heartbeat" from 1997 to 2003 and has recently guest starred in the two-part British television drama "Above Suspicion."

Williams' screen credits include "Gosford Park" and "The Cranford Chronicles." Stage credits include appearances at the Donmar, National Theatre and Shakespeare's Globe.

The cast will also include Perdita Avery, Robin Sebastian and Tim Daish.

To book tickets and for further details on the tour, visit www.kenwright.com.

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