Kerry Fox, James Dreyfus and David Dawson will star in a revival of Noel Coward's The Vortex at the Rose Theatre, Kingston next year.

The production, which is helmed by artistic director Stephen Unwin, runs from 7 February to 2 March 2013.

Coward’s savage portrayal of 1920s cocktail society centres on the tempestuous relationship between glamorous socialite Florence Lancaster and her hedonistic musician son Nicky, whose new girlfriend is wooed by Florence’s toyboy lover. 

Florence is played by Kerry Fox, whose film credits include An Angel at My Table, Shallow Grave, Bright Star and Intimacy. She was last on the London stage in Toby Frow’s production of Speaking in Tongues in 2009. Earlier this year she appeared in the Sydney Theatre Company production of Face to Face, an adaptation of Ingmar Bergman’s film of the same name.

David Dawson plays Nicky Lancaster. He was nominated for Best Newcomer at the Olivier Awards 2008 for his performance of Smike in The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, and for Best Supporting Actor at the 2010 Whatsonstage.com Awards for his performance as Gethin Price in Comedians at the Lyric Hammersmith.

James Dreyfus plays Pauncefort Quentin. His recent London theatre credits include Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Amongst Friends, The Common Pursuit at the Menier Chocolate Factory, Michael Frayn’s Donkey’s Years and the Emcee in Cabaret. He rose to fame for his roles in the BBC TV comedy series’ Gimme Gimme Gimme and The Thin Blue Line.