Noel Coward's Volcano To Receive West End Premiere in Its First Major Production

News   Noel Coward's Volcano To Receive West End Premiere in Its First Major Production
Noel Coward's Volcano, never performed in its author's lifetime, is to receive its West End premiere in its first major production. The current U.K. touring production, directed by Roy Marsden and featuring Jenny Seagove, Dawn Steele and Jason Durr, will transfer to the Vaudeville, beginning performances Aug. 14 prior to an official opening Aug. 16, for a run of seven weeks through Sept. 29.

Produced by Bill Kewnright and Thelma Holt, it also features Finty Williams, Perdita Avery, Robin Sebastian and Tim Daish.

In the play, 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 the competition, she hasn't contemplated that Adela's best friend, Ellen, might also be falling for her husband. As tensions bubble up from under the surface and begin to erupt, so does the volcano, all with explosive consequences.

Seagrove has played leading roles in almost every West End playhouse. She was most recently seen there in The Country Girl (directed by Rufus Norris) and Bedroom Farce (directed by Peter Hall). Screen credits include "Local Hero" and "Don't Go Breaking My Heart," and TV credits include Emma Harte in "A Woman of Substance" and Jo Mills in "Judge John Deed."

Steele is perhaps best known for her role as Alice Trevanion in ITV's "Wild at Heart" and as Alexandra "Lexie" MacDonald in BBC's "Monarch of the Glen."

Durr played the lead role of PC/DC Michael "Mike" Bradley in TV's "Heartbeat" from 1997 to 2003. He recently guest starred in the two-part television drama "Above Suspicion" and "Lewis." 

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