Noël Coward’s newly discovered play Volcano will erupt into the West End this summer.
Turning up the temperature in an otherwise sun-deprived capital, the production will play at the Vaudeville theatre from 14 August (press night 16 August) to 29 September.
A play that was never performed in Coward’s lifetime, Volcano tells the story of a widow living in a house on the side of a volcano, who is seduced by a married man. As his wife flies in to see off her competition, tensions – and the volcano – begin to erupt.
The explosive production stars Jenny Seagrove, whose extensive theatre credits include The Country Girl and Bedroom Farce, star of ITV series Wild At Heart Dawn Steel and Heartbeat’s Jason Durr.
The trio will be joined by Perdita Avery, who was last seen on stage in Swimming With Sharks, the star of Schiller’s Luise Miller Finty Williams, Sherlock’s Robin Sebastian and Tim Daish, who appeared alongside Russell Crowe in the film Robin Hood.
Volcano will open at the Vaudeville theatre following Joe Orton’s blast of comedy farce What The Butler Saw, which ends its run earlier than expected on 28 July.