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Musical Previous Production: 14 - 29 June 2013

Hay Fever

The Bohemian Bliss family are joined for a perfect weekend in the country – or that’s what their luckless guests are looking forward to, up from town and longing to wind down.

But instead afternoon tea and tennis, the achingly polite visitors stumble upon family feuds, tantrums, outlandish behaviour and resentment. As the plot unravels, the Bliss’ secrets and true colours are revealed as the self-absorbed family veer between mutual loathing and adoration, much to the horror of their captive audience.

In the centre of it all is the glamorously eccentric Judith Bliss, commanding attention from her spoiled off spring and David her tortured writer of a husband.

Written in 1924, and originally staged in 1925, Hay Fever is as popular today as when it was first written. This is Classic Coward at its best – razor sharp and dry as a martini - an intoxicating comedy of manners and the perfect treat for a midsummer’s evening



Previous Production: no tickets available

Production Information:

Directed by Kevin Shaw

Designed by Dawn Allsopp

Written by Noël Coward


"Hay Fever is a joy to watch. It's brilliantly acted, quick and funny, the perfect summer play" - Whats On Stage

"Five stars from me – go see it and add the Coliseum to your social portfolio" - The Good Review


Lisa Brookes in Hay Fever
Lisa Brookes
Henry Devas at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Henry Devas
Polly Lister in Hay Fever
Polly Lister
Caitlin Thorburn in Hay Fever
Caitlin Thorburn
James Simmons in Hay Fever
James Simmons
David Bliss
Jackie Morrison at Oldham Coliseum Theatre
Jackie Morrison
Judith Bliss
Heather Phoenix in Hay Fever
Heather Phoenix
Andrew Cullimore in Hay Fever
Andrew Cullimore
Sandy Tyrell
Andrew Pollard in Hay Fever
Andrew Pollard
Richard Greatham