THE VORTEX

Theatre Projects Tokyo at Benisan Pit Theatre, Tokyo

by Noel Coward 

Directed by Amon Miamoto

A Japanese translation of The Vortex.  The play depicts the sexual vanity of a rich, ageing beauty, her troubled relationship with her adult son, and drug abuse in British society circles after the First World War. The son's cocaine habit is seen by many critics as a metaphor for homosexuality, then taboo in Britain.