31 October to 8 November 2014

in the Theatre Upstairs

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Hay Fever

by Noel Coward

directed by Gerry McCrudden

Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel also invite guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as their adult children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale. The self-centred behaviour of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests' furtive departure.

 

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