You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Volcano’ erupts on West End

Coward title to play limited run

LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour.

Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming and his wife. Roy Marsden directs a cast led by Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele and Jason Durr.

Produced by Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt, the production opens at the Vaudeville Theater for a seven-week run following the early closure of the MJE Prods.’ run of “What the Butler Saw.” “Volcano” will then be followed by the previously announced production of Chekhov’s “Uncle Vanya” starring Ken Stott, Sam West and Anna Friel.

More Legit

  • Beau Willimon podcast

    Stagecraft Podcast: Beau Willimon on How Trump Changed 'The Parisian Woman' (Listen)

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • The Minutes

    Chicago Theater Review: 'The Minutes' by Tracy Letts

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • D.C. Pre-Broadway Review: 'Mean Girls'

    D.C. Pre-Broadway Review: 'Mean Girls'

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • School Girls, or the African Mean

    Off Broadway Review: 'School Girls, or the African Mean Girls Play'

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • Escape to Margaritaville review

    Pre-Broadway Review: Jimmy Buffett Musical 'Escape to Margaritaville'

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • Kevin Spacey Sexual Assault

    Old Vic Theater Logs 20 Complaints About Kevin Spacey, Pledges to Improve Accountability

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

  • The Drama League Expands DirectorFest to

    The Drama League Expands DirectorFest

    LONDON — Noel Coward’s little-known play “Volcano,” never performed during the author’s lifetime, will receive its West End premiere in a run that starts Aug. 16 following its current U.K. tour. Written in 1956, the play is a portrait of ex-pat, extra-marital affairs which Coward modeled on various friends including James Bond author Ian Fleming […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content