Noël Coward's Hay Fever
directed by Dominic Hill
“Couldn’t you see that all my flippancy was only a mask, hiding my real emotions – crushing them down desperately!”
Welcome to a village idyll, home to the eccentric Bliss family. Siblings Simon and Sorel are speculating about whether their retired actress mother, Judith, might return to the stage, as their father, David, attempts to write his new novel. This evening they have each invited a guest to stay at their rural retreat. As the party settle down to a post-dinner parlour game, the hapless visitors become playthings in the Bliss’ self-made melodrama.
Revelation, romance, and outright outlandish behaviour set the tone of this 1920s dark comedy. Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh joins with Citizens Theatre to present this riotous farce charting the unconventional antics of a self-dubbed ‘bohemian’ family of four. Award-winning Artistic Director of Citizens Theatre, Dominic Hill takes on this funny and biting exploration of the games people play to avoid confronting the realities of life.
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Cast and Credits
Simon Bliss Charlie Archer
Jackie Coryton Katie Barnett
Sorel Bliss Rosemary Boyle
Sandy Tyrell Nathan Ives-Moiba
Myra Arundel Pauline Knowles
Clara Myra McFadyen
Richard Greatham Hywel Simons
Judith Bliss Susan Wooldridge
David Bliss Benny Young
Director Dominic Hill
Designer Tom Piper
Lighting Designer Chris Davey
Casting Director Laura Donnelly
Assistant Director Issie Milne Turner
Dates and Times
10 March - 1 April 2017
10, 11 & 13 March
£10 Preview tickets on sale 13 February
Tuesday - Saturday
MATINEES from 15 March, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays
To be confirmed during rehearsal process
For Access performances see below.
Tuesday - Saturday: £15.50 - £30.50
Wednesday and Saturday: £13.50 - £26
Not available on Premium Seats: from £10
Unreserved seating, all tickets £10 On sale 13 February 2017
All prices guaranteed until 14 September 2016
- Thursday 23 March - 7.30pm
Touch Tour - 6.15pm
- Saturday 25 March - 2pm
Touch Tour - 12.45pm
Wednesday 22 March - 7.30pm
Saturday 25 March - 2pm
Creative Learning Events
POST SHOW DISCUSSION
Tuesday 21 March 2017
FREE, no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance
AN INSIGHT INTO...
Thursday 30 March 2017 5.30pm
£10 (£5 for students)
This workshop offers participants an opportunity to meet with Dominic Hill who is the director for Hay Fever.
It is a chance to get insights into the staging of the show and ask questions.
Saturday 25 March 2017 10.30am
£10 (£5 for students)
Experience Hay Fever with one of our Drama Artists and explore key scenes and acting styles from the Noël Coward production. This workshop will offer a great insight into the show and a great opportunity to learn new skills.
Wednesday 22 March 2017 (straight after matinee performance)
This group is for anyone who likes the idea of a book group, but has always wanted one for plays! Rather than reading the book, you come and see the show and then have the chance to talk about it with some of your fellow audience members.
The discussion will be chaired by one of The Lyceum’s Creative Learning team who’ll be able to shed light on how the production came together.