NOEL COWARD’S ‘THE VORTEX’ 28 – 31 OCTOBER PLUS CHARITY GALA AT H.M.S PRESIDENT
After its run at St Barnabas Church from 28 – 31 October, our production of Noel Coward’s ’The Vortex’ will switch to HMS President near Tower Bridge on 4 November for a one-night gala performance in aid of the Royal British Legion. Inspired by our guest director, Dominique, this will be the first time in its seven year life that a Southfields Theatre Group cast and crew will have hit the City of London! Details are at http://tinyurl.com/q4tatu9
Controversial in its day, ‘The Vortex’ takes place in 1920’s upper class Britain, where luxury reigns, whole separate lives are lived behind closed doors, and heartache prevails. The play also takes place in-between the First and Second World Wars, so we are taking this opportunity to raise money for a soldier’s charity, especially because our performance will be shortly before Remembrance Day.
This will be a truly unique production for local community theatre: directed in a semi-immersive fashion, the audience will be surrounded by the world of the play, and will follow the action as it moves throughout the space.
The story follows a talented young composer, Nicky Lancaster. Nicky proposes to his lover, Bunty, while his mother Florence, an ageing socialite, has extra-marital affairs with younger men, including Tom, who is also Bunty’s ex-fiancé. Tensions come to a boil as Nicky struggles with his drug addiction and sexual identity – themes that were necessarily subtly conveyed, considering contemporary attitudes – as well as the simmering resentment he feels for his vainglorious mother.
Curtain up 7.45pm (Saturday matinee at 3pm)
Venue St Barnabas Church, Lavenham Road, SW18 5EP
Tickets £12 adults, £8 concessions from TicketSource http://tinyurl.com/qznb4xn (booking fee applies)
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