I laughed precisely once while watching the Bath Theatre Royal's production of Hay Fever that premiered in Bath last summer and has now arrived in the West End following an extensive tour (including three months Down Under). Either the laughter has been drained from it after all the time on the road, or everyone is simply trying too hard now. Nothing is less funny than actors gurning and straining for laughs. The one moment I did smile, though, was when Michael Simkins - a truly... Read more
When each member of the family invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors are thrown into a living melodrama. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations proliferate during one outrageous weekend in Berkshire.