Noel Coward’s Hay Fever

Noel Coward’s Hay Fever

At the rural retreat of the eccentric Bliss family, retired actress Judith is learning the names of all the flowers in the garden, her children are speculating about her possible return to the stage, while their father David is upstairs trying to finish his new novel.

Each has invited a guest for the weekend and as the party settles down to an after-dinner parlour game, the hapless visitors rapidly find themselves characters in the Bliss’s self-made melodrama.

Revelation, romance and outrageous behaviour set the tone of this 1920s' comedy which explores the games people play to avoid the realities of everyday existence.

Features four songs penned by Noël Coward: I’ll See You Again, Dance, Dance, Dance Little Lady, Mad About the Boy and Someday I’ll Find You.

Hay Fever plays at Royal Lyceum Theatre Edinburgh


  • 5 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 6 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 7 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 8 Apr 2017 @ 2.30pm
  • 8 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 11 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 12 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 13 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 14 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 15 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 18 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 19 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 20 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 21 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm
  • 22 Apr 2017 @ 2.30pm
  • 22 Apr 2017 @ 7.30pm

  • Wed 5 April, 7.30pm
    Fri 21 April, 7.30pm
    Sat 22 April, 2.30pm
    Sat 22 April, 2.30pm
    Wheelchair Access
    Guide Dogs welcome
    Induction Loop


    “the most human of comedies”
    The Herald ★★★★

    “While the overall tone is gently amusing rather than riotous, the production contains its fair share of laugh-out-loud moments.”
    The Times ★★★★

    “a staging not be sneezed at”
    Edinburgh Evening News ★★★★

    “played with aplomb and spirited grace by all concerned”
    TV Bomb ★★★★


    “Through all of the laughter that comes from the play there is a truth and an understanding of what lies behind it.”
    Susan Wooldridge chats to The Herald’s Neil Cooper about her life on the stage.

    • Cast & Creative Team

      Creative Team Director - Dominic Hill Designer - Tom Piper Lighting - Chris Davey Composer - Claire McKenzie Songs - Noël Coward

      Cast Charlie Archer Katie Barnett Benny Baxter-Young Rosemary Boyle Nathan Ives-Moiba Pauline Knowles Myra McFadyen Hywel Simons Susan Wooldridge

    Running Time: 2hr 20min inc interval
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