11 Apr — 21 May 2016
Drama Theatre, Sydney Opera House
An “exhilarating new production of Hay Fever, which director Imara Savage gives an intense, sexy energy...” The Australian
Sydney Theatre Company presents
An irresistibly heartless comedy
The Bliss family love intrigue, love arguing and really love a spotlight. They are everything a respectable family ought not to be – unconventional, uncensored and unapologetic.
When each of the four outrageously eccentric Bliss family members invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors face a hectic living melodrama from which there seems to be no escape.
Deliciously funny comedies were Noël Coward’s forte. Hay Fever is a “wonderfully witty and deliciously snarky” (Time Out) classic full of secret seductions, misjudged meetings and wicked revelations.
An exceptional cast led by Heather Mitchell as Judith Bliss, the prima donna to end all prima donnas, includes Harriet Dyer (Travelling North), Tony Llewellyn-Jones (Amigos), Josh McConville (After Dinner) and Helen Thomson (King Lear).
Having had us in hysterics with After Dinner in 2015, director Imara Savage and designer Alicia Clements reunite to give us a country weekend like no other.
Hay Fever promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable and seductively comic affair.
Richard: “They’re strange people, aren’t they?”
Myra: “I think ‘strange’ is putting it mildly.”
Duration 2 hours 15 mins (including interval)
Warning Contains use of theatrical haze. Herbal cigarettes are smoked in both acts of this production.
Season Ticket prices
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Saturday evening A Reserve $87
Adult A Reserve $84
Seniors cardholder $75
Under 30 $64
Single Ticket prices
Saturday evening A Reserve $104
Saturday evening Standing Room $40*
Adult A Reserve $98
Seniors cardholder $89
Under 30 $78
Standing Room $35*
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*Please note that Standing Room ticketholders are required to stand for the duration of the performance, seating will not be provided.
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Single tickets: $7.50 online; $8 telephone; $0 Box Office counter
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