Hay Fever success!!!

The four Sunday afternoon performances attracted excellent audiences, with the wonderful sight of extra seating and full houses to enjoy the production of Noel Coward’s witty comedy Hay Fever. This slot in our annual program has proved to be a popular one with audiences, with its choice of plays like Coward and other 20th century writers, and perhaps also the attraction of a Sunday afternoon performance.

It is also important to note the introduction this year of naming rights to our major productions – with Rules Club Wagga taking up Hay Fever as its sponsored show for 2013. It was pleasing to see that special offers to Rules Club members brought in quite a number of people and so broadened our audience reach for future productions.

Congratulations to the directors, Fay Walters and Clancy Arnold, cast and crew on a fine afternoon’s entertainment.

Part of the appeal of Hay Fever can be seen in the setting and costuming elegance in this scene featuring Bob Hitchens and Anna Swift – a style followed through in the three acts of the production.

Part of the appeal of Hay Fever can be seen in the setting and costuming elegance in this scene featuring Bob Hitchens and Anna Swift – a style followed through in the three acts of the production.

Hay Fever

The second show today was performed to a full house, with 4 people turned away and asked to come back next week – despite more chairs being added !!!!

Only two shows left – Sunday 18th and Sunday 25th – both at 3pm.

Get there early to guarantee a seat –

Bookings can be made at Civic Theatre Booking office or tickets are sold at the door of the venue. Groups of 10 or more people receive a discount ticket price of $15 and Rules Club members also receive a discount on presentation of their membership card.

Hay Fever – on today and last two sundays in August……

We all know people like the Bliss family in “Hay Fever”. Friends who are basically rude, but fun, and we let them get away with it. They genially invite you round for a drink, are horrified when you actually arrive, and then point out they have no milk for your tea, nor tonic for the gin.

Noel Coward’s “Hay Fever” is a study of such character. Bohemian: joyfully unworried about what other people think; manipulative; unconstrained by social norms. “Abnormal, that’s what we are!” cries the daughter,  Sorel Bliss early on in the play. She’s determined to do something about it…..for about five minutes, before the distraction comes along.

The behaviour of this nutty foursome is thrown into high relief when each of the family members invites a guest to stay for the weekend. A diplomat, an ingénue, a hunk and a vamp all duly arrive, bourgeois flies ready to be woven into the Bliss family’s funny but formidable web.

All characters in this Coward play are finely etched to represent the 1920’s flamboyance and flagrant disregard for all confining elements of society, and Director Fay Walters assisted by Clancy Arnold have chosen a cast of fine actors to bring the play to life.

The cast includes, Anna Swift, Paul Flynn, Tim Lancaster, Rose Parker, Cat Hadler, Jackson Balme, Kasey Kennedy, Bob Hitchens and Margaret Bannister.

Hay Fever runs each Sunday afternoon in August in the School of Arts Basement Theatre.  Sunday 4th August saw the opening show played to an almost full house and the following Sundays ie 11th ,18th  & 25th August at 3 pm are sure to be filled to capacity.

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Hayfever

Wagga School of Arts Community Theatre together with Rules Club Wagga present Hay Fever by Noel Coward.
This play by Noel Coward offers audiences a feast of Coward’s long applauded style that combines high farce and comedy of manners.  However in Hay Fever it is more a comedy of bad manners.
The Bliss Family invite a number of guests for a weekend in the country. Over this weekend they  subject their guests to such self centred indulgent behaviour , they flee furtively on tip toe to escape further madness.
All characters in this Coward play are finely etched to represent the 1920’s flamboyance and flagrant disregard for all confining elements of society.
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Director Fay Walters Assisted by Clancy Arnold have chosen a cast of fine actors to bring the play to life.
The cast includes, Anna Swift, Paul Flynn, Tim Lancaster, Rose Parker, Cat Hadler, Jackson Balme, Kasey Kennedy, Bob Hitchens and Margaret Bannister.
Hay Fever runs Sundays in August in the School of Arts Basement Theatre. The dates being 4,11,18 &25 August at 3 pm.  Bookings at Civic Theatre Booking office or tickets are sold at the door of the venue.  Groups of 10 or more people receive a discount ticket price of $15 and Rules Club members also receive a discount on presentation of their membership card.

Hay Fever– springing to life with a great cast

Noel Coward’s   comedy of style and manners Hay Fever is this year’s Month of Sundays in   August performance.You are   invited to spend a weekend with the “Blissfully badly behaved Bliss Family”   in their country home.  Each Sunday  afternoon in August at 3pm.

The cast features:

Anna Swift as Judith Bliss;

Tim Lancaster as Simon Bliss;

Rose Parker as Sorel   Bliss;

Paul Flynn as David Bliss;

Jackson Balme as Sandy Tyrell;  (with Ethan Redmond as understudy for Sandy)

Cat Hadler as Myra Arundel;

Kasey Kennedy as Jackie Coryton;

Bob Hitchens as Richard Greatham;

Margaret   Bannister as Clara;

Director Fay Walters, along with Clancy Alpert, has the talented cast hard at work in rehearsals to bring to life this stylised and highly entertaining comedy – an ideal show for the popular August Month of Sunday slot.

Coming SoACT Productions

 

Planning is already on track for our final two major productions of the year.

Auditions were held on June 15 and 16 for the August Month of Sundays’ show, Hay Fever, sponsored by the Rules Club Wagga Wagga. The cast will be announced soon – watch this space!

Fay Walters will direct this popular Noel Coward comedy for performances on Sunday afternoons, August 4, 11, 18 and 25 in the Basement Theatre.

Then, in a forerunner to our October production, director Irene Robson, will be held a Calendar Girls play reading on 18 June at 7 pm in the Basement Theatre.

Calendar Girls is scheduled for performances from October 3 to 6 and October 10 to 13.