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Hay Fever by Noël Coward

Directed by Adrian Goldman

Produced by The Finn-Brit Players and Passport Theatre

It is May in Helsinki, the flowers are out, pollen is in the air and Hay Fever is coming to town. This delightful comedy is arguably Noël Coward’s finest and funniest play. It is set in the late 1920s in the Bliss’ country house. The utterly self-absorbed and eccentric Bliss family have all, unbeknownst to each other, invited guests down for the weekend. Love, laughter and drama ensues. The play is best described as a “high comedy of ill manners.” As Mark Fisher in the Guardian wrote “This … subversive 1925 comedy is the missing link between William Shakespeare and Edward Albee”.

This international production has a cast of professionals, semi-professionals and wannabees: Stephanie Carlson (Judith Bliss), Demian Stimson (David Bliss), Hosanna Megumi (Sorel Bliss), Mikael Kivimäki (Simon Bliss), Jess Hollmeier (Myra Arundel), Alistair Logan (Richard Greatham), Elina Jackson (Jackie Coryton), Todd Elliott (Sandy Tyrell), and Sophie Michaud (Clara).

Do not miss this wonderfully delicious and malicious high comedy of summer where the people bite harder than the mosquitoes.

PERFORMANCES at Tanssiteatteri Hurjaruuth (Kaapelitehdas, Tallberginkatu 1 A / 117, 00180 Helsinki)
Weds 16 May 2018 at 19:00
Thurs 17 May 2018 at 19:00
Fri 18 May 2018 at 19:00
Sat 19 May 2018 at 19:00
Sun 20 May 2018 at 19:00

Bought online (from our Holvi store)

16.00€ – standard admission
12.80€ – students, national service, retired & FBP members

Bought at the door
17.00€ – standard admission
13.00€ – students, national service, retired & FBP members

Finn-Brit Players members (who have paid their membership fees for the year) may buy a reasonable number of tickets for those accompanying them to the theatre, or for friends and family to watch them on stage. Members will need to have their membership numbers to hand when ordering (in the form FBPXXXX, where XXXX is your four-digit membership number).

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This amateur production of “Hay Fever” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH LTD.