Studio Theatre Company Hay Fever auditions
After the success of Rope in June 2021 the Studio Theatre Company returns to the Wilde Theatre stage for a limited run of this hilarious & absolutely classic Noël Coward play, Hay Fever.
Auditions are on Tue 10 & Wed 11 May, 7.15pm. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book an audition space or for any questions.
Scripts will be available soon.
The production takes place from Wed 21 – Sat 24 Sept 2022 7.45pm on the Wilde Theatre stage, with rehearsals on Tuesdays & Wednesdays starting from Tue 17 May, 7pm, at South Hill Park.
Hay Fever by Noël Coward
Hay Fever is a farcical stage play written by legendary British playwright Noël Coward. Set in an English country house on the River Thames, it blends over-the-top hijinks, satire, and a comedy of manners to present a unique portrait of a wacky and endearing English family. Each of the four members of the Bliss family has invited a guest to stay at the family estate for the weekend. This sets the stage for a series of raucous misunderstandings that only serve to underscore an unspoken but universal fact: There is no such thing as a normal family!
- Judith Bliss: Female, 40-55
Mother to Simon and Sorel, wife of David; her life is a performance and she has not adjusted well to country life. She is a recently retired actress, although she still loves to act and keeps insisting she will return to her craft. She invites Sandy Tyrell as a weekend guest.
- David Bliss: Male, 40-60
Judith’s husband, Sorel and Simon’s father; a successful novelist who hides away for long periods of time attempting to write his novel. He invites Jackie Coryton as a weekend guest.
- Sorel Bliss: Female, 18-25
Daughter of Judith and David, she is educated in the arts; fresh, vibrant, intelligent, and full of life. Nineteen years old and bored with most of life. She invites Richard Greatham as a weekend guest.
- Simon Bliss: Male, 18-30
Son of Judith and David; an aspiring artist who is in constant competition with Sorel for Judith’s attention. He invites Myra Arundel as a weekend guest.
- Myra Arundel: Female, 25-45
Well-dressed, confident, and sophisticated; invited to the Bliss house by her admirer, Simon.
- Richard Greatham: Male, 30-40
Sorel’s invited guest, an English diplomat; somewhat stiff, but likeable and intelligent.
- Jackie Coryton: Female, 20-30
David’s invited guest; a young flapper, very sweet but not very bright.
- Sandy Tyrell: Male, 20-35
Judith’s invited guest; amateur boxer with a youthful energy and adoring fascination with Judith.
- Clara: Female, 40-60
Judith’s former dresser and now her housekeeper; overworked and underappreciated.