Regular visitors to Penarth’s Paget Rooms, Concept Players will step into the 1920s and experience the madness of Hay Fever, a witty and fast-paced comedy of manners by “The Master” himself, Noël Coward from September 27 to 30.
Follow the eccentric, and somewhat dysfunctional, Bliss family as they bring unsuspecting guests to their country house for a weekend of amorous games and miscommunication. As the elaborate game of “bad” behaviour intensifies, the guests are drawn into the intricate web of lust and love spun by the Bliss family and realise they may have bitten off more than they can chew.
Sir Noel Coward was one of the biggest playwrights of his era, famed for his songs, musicals, films (both as a director and actor) and his career spanned six decades, during which he starred in many of his own works, as well as those of others. This was the first in a long line of famous works such as Private Lives, Design for Living, Present Laughter, and Blithe Spirit. Hay Fever with its bitingly acerbic comedic rendition of the egocentric Bliss family, is recognised as a classic, described in The Times as a “dazzling achievement; like The Importance of Being Earnest, it is pure comedy with no mission but to delight, and it depends purely on the interplay of characters, not on elaborate comic machinery.”
Concept Players are known for their delft touch with comedic plays and come to Penarth on the back of such well received productions such as Anything Goes, Into The Woods, Blithe Spirit and many, many more.
Paul Buckle, chairman of Concept Players says “We try to ensure a varied programme of entertainment for our audiences and with this timeless comic classic of manners we hope will continue that tradition”.
- Hay Fever is running Wednesday 27th September to Saturday 30th September at 7:30pm (Doors open at 7:00pm) at the Paget Rooms, Victoria Road, Penarth. Tickets cost £15.00. Tickets available online at: www.ticketsource.co.uk/conceptplayers or via the Concept Players Box Office (029) 2070 8037