Overview

Synopsis

Marina Prior is set to shine in Noël Coward's supreme comedy of bad manners – a top drawer, high society classic that has been raising scandalised laughter for almost a hundred years.
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Cast & Creatives

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Reviews

Coward’s well-nigh perfect comedy of bad manners.

The Independent
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Synopsis

Although Judith, a retired actress, tends towards melodrama in her everyday affairs, and her husband, David, a novelist, can be rather reclusive and foul tempered – the Bliss family can be perfectly charming when they want to be. Their grown-up children, Simon and Sorel, are quite capable of civility too – if it suits them. It is just that, on this blighted weekend, each has invited a guest to stay at their country house without telling any of the others. So dashed inconsiderate! And for their poor guests, perfect agony!

No Bright Young Thing ever burned brighter than Noël Coward in the Twenties, and his deliciously seductive comedy of bad manners, Hay Fever, has been raising scandalised laughter for almost a hundred years. For this high society classic, the irresistible Marina Prior (Jumpy) will be joined by Simon Gleeson (star of Les Misérables), directed by 2016 Helpmann Award-winner Lee Lewis (Rupert).

Production programmes are now just $2 and are available for purchase in the theatre foyers. You can also download a copy of the Hay Fever programme before you head to the theatre, and a range of other information about the show – ranging from interviews to videos – can be found throughout the season at mtc.com.au/backstage.

Cast & Crew

Gareth Davies

Gareth Davies

Simon Bliss

Marg Downey

Marg Downey

Clara

Simon Gleeson

Simon Gleeson

Richard Greatham

Kim Gyngell

Kim Gyngell

David Bliss

Alexandra Keddie

Alexandra Keddie

Jackie Coryton

Marina Prior

Marina Prior

Judith Bliss

Imogen Sage

Imogen Sage

Sorel Bliss

Monica Sayers

Monica Sayers

Myra Arundel

Drew Weston

Drew Weston

Sandy Tyrell

Lee Lewis

Lee Lewis

Director

Paul Jackson

Paul Jackson

Lighting Designer

Christina Smith

Christina Smith

Set Designer

Esther Marie Hayes

Esther Marie Hayes

Costume Designer

Kelly Ryall

Kelly Ryall

Composer & Sound Designer

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Geraldine Cook-Dafner

Voice & Dialect Coach

Prue Clark

Prue Clark

Assistant Director

News & Reviews

Reviews

Coward’s well-nigh perfect comedy of bad manners.

The Independent

A comic masterpiece in the great tradition of high English comedy.

The Telegraph

Venues

Audio Description

Hay Fever will be audio described on Tuesday 17 October at 6.30pm and Saturday 21 October at 4pm (wit tactile tour from 3pm).

Audio Introduction to Hay Fever

Will McRostie, Director of Description Victoria, provides information about the play, creatives and cast and a description of the play’s promotional image.

Attendance Information

  • This production contains the use of herbal cigarettes. For further information, please call our box office on (03) 8688 0800.
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