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Hay Fever

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About the Show Less...

Dame Judi Dench stars in Noël Coward's comedy of manners. Read More >

Judi Dench in Hay Fever (photo: Catherine Ashmore)
Judi Dench in Hay Fever

The Bliss family are eccentric. Judith is a retired actress. David is a novelist. Grown-up children Simon and Sorel live at home. The entire family lives in a melodramatic whirl where reality blurs with performance. When each member invites a visitor for the weekend, the intruders do not know what they have let themselves in for.

Dame Judi Dench stars as Judith opposite Peter Bowles as David.

For more information about Hay Fever, click here to read our First Night Feature.


Important Dates & Timing

Previews From: 11/04/2006

Opening Night: 20/04/2006

Closing Night: 05/08/2006

Running time: 2h10

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Cast & Creative


Judi Dench, Peter Bowles, Belinda Lang, Kim Medcalf, William Chubb, Charles Edwards, Dan Stevens, Lin Blakely, Olivia Darnley


Director - Peter Hall

Producer - Bill Kenwright and Thelma Holt

Designer - Simon Higlett

Lighting Designer - Paul Pyant

Sound - Gregory Clarke

Author - Noël Coward

About Haymarket, Theatre Royal

18 Suffolk Street, London, SW1Y 4HT

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