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Hay Fever at the Noel Coward Theatre from 10 Feb 2012
Hay Fever, written by Noel Coward, will open at The Noel Coward Theatre on 23 Feb 2012 following previews from 10 Feb booking to 2 June 2012.
Directed by Howard Davies, produced by Playful Productions and Sonia Friedman Productions.
Cast includes Lindsay Duncan (Judith Bliss), Jeremy Northam (Richard Greatham), Kevin McNally (David Bliss), Olivia Colman (Myra Arundel).
Judith Bliss, once glittering star of the London stage, now in early retirement, is still enjoying life with more than a little high drama and the occasional big scene. To spice her weekend up, Judith invites a young suitor to join her in the country. However, her novelist husband, David, and her two eccentric children, Simon and Sorel, 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.
Lindsay Duncan (Judith Bliss) has worked extensively for the National Theatre where her credits include Plenty, The Homecoming and Cat on a Hot Tin Roof. In the West End she has been seen in The Cryptogram, That Face and Noel Coward’s Private Lives.
Jeremy Northam (Richard Greatham) was most recently on stage at the Donmar Warehouse in Old Times. His other theatre credits include Love’s Labour’s Lost and The Country Wife for the Royal Shakespeare Company and The Voysey Inheritance at the National Theatre.
Kevin McNally’s (David Bliss) most recent stage credits were as Claudius in Hamlet and Lebedev in Ivanov, both at Wyndham’s Theatre. Previously his extensive theatre credits include Boeing Boeing, The Lady in the Van, Naked, Dead Funny and The Iceman Cometh.
Olivia Colman’s (Myra Arundel) theatre credits include England People Very Nice for the National Theatre, and A Long Day’s Journey Into Night at the Lyric Theatre.