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The Vortex

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About the Show Less...

Felicity Kendal stars in Sir Peter Hall's revival of Coward's corruscating classic. Read More >

Noël Coward’s biting exploration of 1920s decadence reveals the darker side of the Cocktail Party set. Drug abuse, emotional blackmail and shattered relationships are minutely observed in this disturbing early piece from a playwright whose sharp eye was more usually turned towards the light. London audiences were shocked when then play premiered in 1924, and the crisis of identity and purpose felt by the Lancaster family has lost none of its impact over the interceding 84 years.

This production is suitable for theatregoers aged 11 and older.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 20/02/2008

Opening Night: 26/02/2008

Closing Night: 07/06/2008

Running time: 2h

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Cast & Creative


Felicity Kendal, Dan Stevens, Phoebe Nicholls, Barry Stanton, Annette Badland, Daniel Pirrie, Paul Ridley, Cressida Trew, Timothy Speyer, Vivien Keene


Director - Sir Peter Hall

Producer - Bill Kenwright Ltd

Designer - Alison Chitty

Choreographer - Laila Diallo

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Noël Coward

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