The Rose Theatre Kingston is delighted to announce casting for Noël Coward's The Vortex, playing from 7 February – 2 March. The show will star Kerry Fox and James Dreyfus and will be directed by Stephen Unwin.
Described as 'un peu shocking', The Vortex was a huge success when first seen in 1924. The relationship between the decadent, drug-addicted Nicky Lancaster and his flamboyant mother, Florence, still packs an extraordinary punch.
Florence Lancaster is played by Kerry Fox, whose film credits include 'An Angel at My Table', 'Shallow Grave', 'Bright Star and 'Intimacy'. Most recently she has appeared in Jonathan Teplitzky's 'Burning Man', Iain Softley's 'Trap for Cinderella', PJ Hogan's 'Mental' and Andrew Adamson's 'Mister Pip' in which she plays Hugh Laurie's wife. She was last on the London stage in Toby Frow's production of Speaking in Tongues. Earlier this year she appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Face to Face, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman's film of the same name.
David Dawson plays Nicky Lancaster. David was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Olivier Awards 2008 for his performance of Smike in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Whatsonstage Theatregoers Choice Awards for his performance as Gethin Price in Comedians at the Lyric Hammersmith. Currently filming 'Peaky Blinders' for Tiger Aspect, his recent television appearances includes 'Henry IV parts 1 and 2', 'Dancing on The Edge' 'Parade's End', 'The Mystery of Edwin Drood" and 'Luther'.
James Dreyfus plays Pauncefort Quentin. James's London recent theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany's, Amongst Friends, The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Michael Frayn's Donkey's Years and the Emcee in Cabaret. He was first known for his roles in the BBC TV comedy series' 'Gimme Gimme Gimme' and 'The Thin Blue Line'. Recent TV includes 'Mount Pleasant', 'Shameless', 'Midsomer Murders', Whitechapel', 'Double Time' (in which he played both leading roles) and 'He Kills Coppers'.
In association with Kingston University.
IN THE VORTEX runs from Thursday 7 February – Saturday 2 March on Monday – Saturday at 7.30 pm; Thursday & Saturday matinees, 2.30pm (excl. 7 February) with Press Night: Wednesday 13 February, 7pm. Ticket prices range from £12 - £40; pit cushions £8. The Box Office may be reached at 08444 821 556; you may also purchase tickets at www.rosetheatrekingston.org (bkg fee).