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Volcano – Theatre Royal, Brighton

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Jenni Dixon [Rating: 3]   Despite being written back in 1956, Volcano was never performed in Coward’s lifetime, until now. Adela Shelly (Jenny Seagrove) runs a banana plantation on the side of a volcano mountain on a Caribbean island. Her husband died some years ago and she is left to quietly tend her ...

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Volcano – Oxford Playhouse

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Mary Tapper [Rating:3] Noel Coward wrote Volcano in 1956 but it has never been performed before this touring production. So, is Volcano a fiery play, full of passion and wit, worthy of its name or a rather damp squib of a play that disappoints? The play tells a tale of adultery and betrayal, ...

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Volcano – Arts Theatre, Cambridge

Writer: Noel Coward Director: Roy Marsden Reviewer: Rosie Wheat [rating: 4]   Despite the tropical set, the musical birds and the constant rumblings of an ominous volcano, Noel Coward’s play still remains utterly British. The mind is so tricked by the brittle conversations and repressed sexual desire, it is difficult to accept the palm tree is not a grandfather clock, ...

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