7th May 2012, 7.30pmTouch Tour Time: 6pmLocation: LondonTicket office number: 0207 812 7444
Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still enjoying life with more than a little high drama. To spice her weekend up, Judith invites a young suitor to join her in the country. However, her novelist husband, and her two eccentric children have had the same idea for themselves and any hope for private flirtation disappears as the family’s guests begin to arrive.
Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties.
This production of Hay Fever will be the first time a Noël Coward play has been staged in the Noël Coward Theatre since it was renamed. Howard Davies is to direct Lindsay Duncan, reuniting the director and actor who together received seven major international theatre awards for their 2001 collaboration on Coward’s seminal Private Lives. Duncan is joined by Jeremy Northam, Kevin R McNally and Olivia Colman in Coward’s sublime comedy of bad manners.