Theatre club celebrate a milestone

PUBLISHED: 14:39 21 April 2009 | UPDATED: 07:14 30 May 2010

ACTORS and singers from the Greville Theatre Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary spring production with a play written by Noel Coward. Hay Fever is a comedy about bad manners written in 1924 and first produced in 1925 with Marie Tempest as the

ACTORS and singers from the Greville Theatre Club will be celebrating their 50th anniversary spring production with a play written by Noel Coward.

Hay Fever is a comedy about bad manners written in 1924 and first produced in 1925 with Marie Tempest as the first-ever Judith Bliss character.

Inspired by a weekend he spent at the house of the actor Laurette Taylor, Coward wrote the play in just three days.

Set in an English country house in the 1920s, it deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish and self-centred behaviour when they each, unbeknown to the others, invite a guest to spend the weekend.

The performances are on:

* Thursday May 7 at 8pm, no supper, £7.50;

* Friday May 8, ploughman's supper at 7.30pm, play begins at 8.30pm, £13;

* Saturday May 9 two-course supper at 7.30pm, play begins at 8.30pm, £14;

* Thursday May 14 at 8.00pm, £7.50;

* Friday May 15, ploughman's supper at 7.30pm, play begins at 8.30pm, £11.50;

* and Saturday May 16, two-course supper at 7.30 pm, play begins at 8.30pm, £14.00.

Money raised from two of the nights will be donated to the Uttlesford Citizens Advice Bureau and Uttlesford Community Travel.

Performances take place at The Barn Theatre, Park Road, Little Easton. Call Jan Mitchell at the box office on 01371-872986 to book tickets.

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