Hay Fever

by  Noël Coward

Full Length Play, Comedy  /  4m, 5f

"An evening of intoxicating escape." - The New York Times

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    4m, 5f
  • Duration

    Duration

    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre

    Subgenre

    Farce
  • Accolades

    Accolades

    From Broadway, From West End
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult
    • Senior

Additional Info

Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist, and his wife, Judith, a retired actress, find quiet an impossible dream when their high-spirited children, Simon and Sorel, appear with guests of their own. A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith’s new flame and David’s newest literary “inspiration” keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
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Reviews

"An evening of intoxicating escape." - The New York Times

"Light, luminous, and charming, and hilariously funny." - New York Post

Keywords

Parenting/Family

Considerations

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol
  • Caution Smoking Smoking

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $125 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: 1920s
  • Duration: 105 Minutes
  • Features / Contains: Period Costumes

Casting

4m, 5f
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Cast Attributes

  • Ensemble cast

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Authors

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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