19:30, Wed 2nd – Fri 4th March 2011 at Homerton Auditorium
Lent Week 6
Set in an English country house, in the 1920’s, Judith Bliss, an incandescent star of the London Stage, is now sampling the mixed blessings of early retirement with her family. Best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of bad manners, the play deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behaviour when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend at the family home. The self-centred behaviour of the hosts finally drive their guests to flee while the Bliss’s are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests' furtive departure!
‘With its wit, precision and sheer outrageousness, Noël Coward's Hay Fever is often seen as a quintessentially English comedy.’ (Guardian 2006)