Wednesday, 23 January 2008
To see a superb performance by Felicity Kendal in Peter Hall's version of Noel Coward's first West End play, The Vortex, in Bath tonight. Hall's taut production sees Kendal (left) as the socialite Florence Lancaster, whose penchant for young lovers comes unstuck when her hedonistic son, Nicky, played by Dan Stevens, returns from France announcing his trial engagement to Bunty. The play's three acts move from a stilted homecoming through an increasingly fraught house party to a dark, but finally hopeful, reckoning between mother and son. Don't miss this excellent production, when it comes to the Apollo Theatre in London from February to June.