The Vortex archiveEngland in the 1920s - the post-War party is in full swing, the English are living life to the full and the enchanting if middle-aged Florence remains a sparkling beauty on the fashionable scene. When her son Nicky returns from Paris with a secret, the veneer of charm and decadence begins to disintegrate as guilty truths are confronted... The Vortex created a notorious sensation when premiered in 1924 with its brave depiction of the darkness behind the dazzle of the Bright Young Things. Noel Coward's career was launched by this compelling, stylish story of the jazz generation dancing its way into a whirlwind of desire and deceit.


Francesca Annis (Florence), Bette Bourne, Chiwetel Ejiofor (Nicky), Deborah Findlay, Toni Kanal, Indira Varma, Daniel Weyman, Michael Hadley, Nina Sosanya, Mark Umbers


Author: Noel Coward
Director: Michael Grandage
Design: Christopher Oram
Lighting: Howard Harrison
Music: Julian Philips
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
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The Vortex

The Vortex (Play) production archive for QTIX code T01871120555. Details of all The Vortex archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S5462

Archive Listings

5 Dec 02
15 Feb 03
Donmar Warehouse
West End
Greater London

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