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The Vortex

The Vortex

This show has now closed, please visit our London Shows page for a full list of current productions.

About the Show Less...

Award-winning film actress Kerry Fox and the much-loved comic actor James Dreyfus, as well as David Dawson star in Noël Coward's explosive drama. Read More >

The Rose Theatre, in association with Kingston University, presents Noël Coward’s, The Vortex.

First performed in 1924, the play was described as ‘un peu shocking’, however proved to be one of Cowards first great commercial successes. Today still, the story of the tense relationship between the decadent, drug addicted Nicky Lancaster and his flamboyant mother packs an extraordinary punch.

Stephen Unwin’s fresh and radical production features the award-winning film actress Kerry Fox and the much-loved comic actor James Dreyfus, as well as David Dawson, one of our most brilliant young stars.



Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 07/02/2013

Opening Night: 13/02/2013

Closing Night: 02/03/2013

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Cast & Creative


William Chubb, John Cummins, David Dawson, James Dreyfus, Helen Fletcher, Kerry Fox, Jack Hawkins, Rebecca Johnson, Sophie Rundle, Helen Atkinson Wood


Director - Stephen Unwin

Designer - Neil Warmington

Choreographer - Fin Walker

Lighting Designer - John Bishop

Set Designer - Neil Warmington

Sound - Adrienne Quartly

Author - No?l Coward

Music By - Olly Fox

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