The Vortex

by  Noël Coward

Full Length Play, Drama  /  7m, 3f

In The Vortex, Coward explores the darker side of the Cocktail Party set. Emotional blackmail, drug abuse and shattered relationships are minutely observed in this disturbing, early piece from a playwright whose sharp eye was more usually turned towards towards the light.  Available in the UK in a single play edition, and in the volume Noel Coward Collected Plays: One, with Hay Fever, Easy Virtue, and  Fallen Angels.

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Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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