Full cast announced for Hay Fever at the Duke of York's


The full cast has been announced for The Theatre Royal Bath's production of Hay Fever which transfers to the West End's Duke of York's Theatre for a limited run from 29 April to 1 August 2015, with an official opening on 11 May 2015.

Joining the previously announced Felicity Kendal in the role of eccentric Judith Bliss will be Simon Shepherd (David), Michael Simkins (Richard Greatham), Sara Stewart (Myra Arundel), Alice Orr-Ewing (Sorel Bliss), Edward Franklin (Simon Bliss), Celeste Dodwell (Jackie Coryton), Edward Killingback (Sandy Tyrrell), and Mossie Smith (Clara).

The classic Noel Coward comedy is directed by Lindsay Posner whose recent West End credits include 'Noises Off', 'Abigail's Party' and 'Relatively Speaking'.

Simon Shepherd is probably best known as Dr Will Preston from ITV's 'Peak Practice'. He was last seen in the West End in 'The Duck House' alongside Ben Miller and Diana Vickers.

Michael Simkins' theatre credits include 'Oh What a Lovely War' at the Stratford East, 'Yes, Prime Minister' UK Tour & Trafalgar Studios, 'Loyalty' at the Hampstead Theatre, and 'Less Than Kind' at the Jermyn Street Theatre.

Sara Stewart's theatre credits include 'Heartbreak House' at the Chichester Festival Theatre, 'The Snow Queen' at the Rose Theatre, 'Enron' in the West End and UK Tour and 'Six Degrees of Separation' at The Old Vic.

Synopsis: "Judith is the once glittering star of the London stage and member of the Bliss family. Together with her husband David, an egocentric novelist, and Sorel and Simon, their two Bohemian adult children – the family are incapable of sharing the spotlight. Unconventional, risque, and often downright rude, they are everything a respectable English family should not be. 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."

Hay Fever enjoyed a sold out run at the Theatre Royal Bath last summer and this was followed by a tour of Australia.

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