VenueVaudeville Theatre
TownWest End
CountyGreater London
From14th August 2012
Opened16th August 2012
To29th September 2012
WhenMon-Sat 19:45. Wed,Sat Mats 14:30
PricesFrom £20.00. To £47.50.
What is currently on at Vaudeville Theatre (V417)
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Recently widowed, Adela Shelly finds herself being wooed by the suave and charismatic Guy Littleton, a visitor to her elegant Caribbean house on the side of an island volcano. When Guy's acid-tongued wife, Melissa, decides to fly in and see off Adela, she doesn't count on Adela's best friend, Ellen, also falling for Guy's charms. As tensions begin to bubble under the surface, so does the volcano and the results are explosive.
Author Noel Coward

Archive :: production:T01477444368, play:S754791194, venue:V417

Production details

Written in 1956, during Coward's self-exile in Jamaica, this will be the first major production of this steamy tale of Caribbean adultery which was originally envisioned for Katharine Hepburn. Inspired by an affair between Coward's friend Ian Fleming and a plantation-owning society beauty, this atmospheric drama gives a fascinating insight into the decadent, scandal-ridden Caribbean lifestyle that Coward and his fellow ex-pats enjoyed.


Producer Thelma Holt
Producer Bill Kenwright
Director Roy Marsden
Design Simon Scullion
Lighting Mike Robertson
Sound Matthew Bugg
Performer Jenny Seagrove (Adela Shelly)
Performer Dawn Steele
Performer Jason Durr
Performer Finty Williams
Performer Perdita Avery
Performer Robin Sebastian
Performer Tim Daish

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