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Noel Coward's VOLCANO starring Jenny Seagrove heading for national tour prior to west end

NATIONAL TOUR PRIOR TO THE WEST END
Thelma Holt and Bill Kenwright present

Jenny Seagrove leading a star cast in
VOLCANO

Thelma Holt and Bill Kenwright present Noel Coward’s Volcano, starring Jenny Seagrove, Dawn Steele, and Jason Durr opening at Theatre Royal, Windsor on Monday 21 May.

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

Recently widowed Adela Shelly finds herself being seduced by the suave 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 to see off the competition, she hasn’t considered 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, all with explosive consequences…

Jenny Seagrove has played leading roles in almost every West End play house. Her most recent performance was in Rufus Norris’s critically-acclaimed production of Clifford Odets The Country Girl, which followed her appearance in Peter Hall’s production of Alan Ayckbourn’s Bedroom Farce. Jenny’s illustrious career has also included roles in films like Local Hero and Don’t Go Breaking My Heart, and as ‘Emma Harte’ in the Emmy Nominated hit series A Woman of Substance. She is also known to millions of television viewers alongside Martin Shaw as barrister ‘Jo Mills’ in BBC TV’s hugely popular series Judge John Deed - the Bafta award winning legal drama which ran for 6 years.

Dawn Steele is perhaps best known for her role as Alice Trevanion in the popular ITV series Wild at Heart and Alexandra “Lexie” MacDonald in the hit BBC drama Monarch of the Glen. Her extensive TV credits also include Sea of Souls and Haywire. Jason Durr  is best loved for playing the lead role of PC/DC Michael “Mike” Bradley in the British Series Heartbeat from 1997 to 2003 and has recently guest starred in the 2-part British television drama Above Suspicion, ITV’s Lewis and played Tony Blair on stage. 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. Other cast members include Perdita Avery who performed in Swimming with Sharks in the West End with Christian Slater and in E4’s Skins, Robin Sebastian, who starred as ‘Kenneth Williams’ in Stop Messing About, in The Producers UK tour, and on TV in Sherlock, and Tim Daish who played alongside Russell Crowe in Ridley Scott’s feature film Robin Hood.

Roy Marsden, who directed Jenny Seagrove in A Daughter’s a Daughter at Trafalgar Studios, is set to direct.

VOLCANO – UK TOUR DATES 2012

Monday 21st May – Saturday 2nd June Box Office: 01753 853 888
Theatre Royal, Windsor Website: www.theatreroyalwindsor.co.uk

Monday 4th June – Saturday 9th June Box Office: 0844 871 7651
Richmond Theatre Website: www.atgtickets.com

Monday 11th June – Saturday 16th June Box Office: 01225 448844
Theatre Royal, Bath Website: www.theatreroyal.org.uk

Monday 18th June – Saturday 23rd June Box Office: 01223 503 333
Arts Theatre, Cambridge Website: www.cambridgeartstheatre.co.uk

Monday 25th June – Saturday 30th June Box Office: 01323 412 000
Devonshire Park, Eastbourne Website: www.eastbournetheatres.co.uk

Monday 2 – Saturday 7 July Box Office: 01743 281281
Severn Theatre, Shrewsbury Website: www.theatresevern.co.uk

Monday 9th July – Saturday 14th July Box Office: 01483 43 00 00
Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre Website: www.yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Monday 16th July – Saturday 21st July Box Office: 01865 305 305
Playhouse, Oxford Website: www.oxfordplayhouse.com

Monday 23rd July – Saturday 28th July Box Office: 0844 871 7650
Theatre Royal, Brighton Website: www.atgtickets.com

Monday 30th July – Saturday 4th August Box Office: 08448 717 620
Churchill Theatre, Bromley Website: www.atgtickets.com

Monday 6 – Saturday 11 August Box Office: 01684 892277
Festival Theatre, Malvern Website: www.malvern-theatres.co.uk

FURTHER DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED


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