Production photos have been released for Noel Coward's recently re-discovered Volcano, which opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight (16 August 2012, previews from 14 August).

Written in 1956 during Coward's self-exile in Jamaica, the play was never performed in the author's lifetime.

Inspired by an affair between Coward's friend Ian Fleming (author of the Bond novels) and a plantation-owning society beauty, it gives a "fascinating insight into the decadent, scandal-ridden lifestyle" that Coward and his fellow ex-pats enjoyed.

Starring Jenny Seagrove, Jason Durr and Dawn Steele, Volcano runs at the Vaudeville Theatre until 9 September.

All photos by Francis Loney.

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly and Jason Durr as Guy Littleton

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly, Jason Durr as Guy Littleton, Robin Sebastian as Robin and Finty Williams as Grizelda

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly and Finty Williams as Grizelda

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly, Jason Durr as Guy Littleton, Dawn Steele as Melissa Littleton, Robin Sebastian as Robin and Finty Williams as Grizelda

Volcano Show Pics
Jenny Seagrove as Adela Shelly,  Dawn Steele as Melissa Littleton and Jason Durr as Guy Littleton