Bromley Mind has been given the first night of 'Hay Fever' by Noel Coward at Bromley Little Theatre on Thursday 10th March 2011, and would love to fill the house with families, friends and supporters.
Tickets cost £7.00 each, which must be pre-booked, and are available from:
Diane Hatch, Bromley Mind, 5 Station Road, Orpington, Kent. BR6 0RZ
Tel: 01689 603575
Brief synopsis of Hay Fever:
Hay Fever is a 1920s farce, set at the Bliss family country home. The eccentric Blisses: Judith, a recently retired stage actress, David, a self-absorbed novelist, and their two equally unconventional children, Simon and Sorrel, live in a world where reality slides easily into fiction. Having been invited separately and unbeknownst to each other, (or to the other Bliss family members), the unfortunate guests who arrive for the weekend, (a proper diplomat, a shy flapper, an athletic boxer, and a fashionable sophisticate), are repeatedly thrown into melodramatic scenes where their hosts profess emotions and react to situations that do not really exist. The resulting comedic chaos ends only when the tortured visitors make a pact to leave, and tip-toe out of the door together, unnoticed by the bickering Blisses!
Hay Fever epitomizes the sophisticated wit and humour of a classic Noël Coward play. Inspired by weekends that Coward spent at the house of celebrated American actress Laurette Taylor, Coward wrote the play largely to showcase the larger than life personalities of many of his celebrity friends. Upon its 1925 London debut, Hay Fever won praise from both audiences and critics. Considered to be cleverly constructed, wittily written, slightly cynical, and above all undeniably entertaining, the play contains all the elements that would help establish Coward's enduring reputation as a much-loved playwright.