Noël Coward's Hay Fever at the Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburh. A co-production with Citizens Theatre, Glasgow directed by Dominic HillBuy Tickets

Hay Fever

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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Dates and Times

10 March - 1 April 2017

PREVIEWS, 7.30pm
10, 11 & 13 March
£10 Preview tickets on sale 13 February

EVENINGS, 7.30pm
Tuesday - Saturday

MATINEES from 15 March, 2pm
Wednesdays and Saturdays

Running Time
To be confirmed during rehearsal process

For Access performances see below.


Individual Tickets

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

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Creative Learning Events

Tuesday 21 March 2017
FREE, no ticket required
Takes place in the Stalls after the evening's performance