Mon 16th – Sat 21st Jul 2012


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Thelma Holt and Bill Kenwright


Jenny Seagrove leads an all-star cast in Noël Coward's undiscovered masterpiece - Volcano.

Recently widowed Adela Shelly finds herself being seduced by the suave Guy Littleton, a visitor to her elegant Caribbean house on the side of a volcano. When Guy's acid-tongued wife Melissa decides to fly in to see off the competition, she isn't prepared for the fact that Adela's best friend, Ellen, might also be falling for her husband's charms. As tensions bubble up from under the surface and begin to erupt, so does the volcano, with explosive consequences...

Never performed in Coward's lifetime, this is the first major production of a work which gives a fascinating insight into the glamorous and scandalous Caribbean lifestyle that he himself enjoyed.

Jenny Seagrove has played lead roles in almost every West End playhouse. Her most recent theatrical credits include Clifford Odets' The County Girl and Peter Hall’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce. Jenny is also known to millions of television viewers having starred alongside Martin Shaw as barrister Jo Mills in BBC TV’s hugely popular series Judge John Deed. Dawn Steele is perhaps best known as Alice Trevanion in ITV’s Wild at Heart and as Lexie in the hit BBC drama Monarch of the Glen. Jason Durr is best loved for playing the lead role in Heartbeat for 6 years and has recently guest starred in the hit drama series Above Suspicion. Finty Williams' film and TV credits include Gosford Park and The Cranford Chronicles. Stage credits include appearances at the Donmar, National Theatre and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Admission: Free

Oxford Playhouse

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