Bury St Edmunds theatre group stage show by famed British writer

Charlie Easdown (Simon Bliss), Gayle Wade (Judith Bliss) and Julia Harman (Jackie) in the Bury Theatre Workshop's production of Hay Fever, by Noel Coward. ANL-150406-094126001
Charlie Easdown (Simon Bliss), Gayle Wade (Judith Bliss) and Julia Harman (Jackie) in the Bury Theatre Workshop's production of Hay Fever, by Noel Coward. ANL-150406-094126001

A Bury based community theatre group is gearing up for its performance of a classic comedy by British playwright Noël Coward.

Bury Theatre Workshop’s rendition of Hay Fever will be showing at the Theatre Royal from Tuesday, June 9 to Saturday, June 13.

It marks almost 90 years to the day since the play was first performed in The Ambassadors Theatre in London, on June 8, 1925.

Set in an English country house in the 1920s, Coward’s play is a comedy of appalling manners in which the Bliss family, led by recently retired actress Judith, each invite a guest to stay for the weekend.

With the four family members using words as weapons against each other and their unsuspecting guests, this riotous house party is one not to miss.

The performance is directed by Chris Lines and stars Gayle Wade as Judith Bliss, Charlie Easdown as Simon Bliss, Heather Rudolph as Sorel Bliss and John Levantis as David Bliss.

For tickets, priced £6-£16, call the box office on 01284 769505 or go to www.theatreroyal.org.

For more information about the group see www.burytheatreworkshop.org.uk.