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. First performed in 1924 it caused a sensation due to the subject matter. The original production was staged at the Everyman Theatre Hampstead and starred Noel Coward.
Published by Methuen – this edition contains an introduction by Sheridan Morley
Very good condition