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MTC Stages ‘Hay Fever’
The Melbourne Theatre Company is staging “Hay Fever”, Noël Coward’s supreme comedy of bad manners. Although Judith, a retired actress, tends towards melodrama in her everyday affairs and her husband, David, a novelist, can be rather reclusive and foul tempered—the Bliss family can be perfectly charming when they want to be. Their grown-up children, Simon and Sorel, are quite capable of civility too—if it suits them. It is just that, on this blighted weekend, each has invited a guest to stay at their country house without telling any of the others. So dashed inconsiderate! And for their poor guests, perfect agony. Stars of the production include Marina Prior, Kim Gyngell, Gareth Davies, Marg Downey, Imogen Sage and Simon Gleeson.
Until 28 October, Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, 140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank. 8688 0800. mtc.com.au
Marina Prior in “Hay Fever”.