Hay Fever, first impressions

17 Feb

How to put this … Hay Fever has started its run, except that it hasn’t because opening night is still to come and what people are currently seeing are ‘previews’. So it hasn’t started yet, but actually it has! No, I don’t understand that either and anyway, official opening night is upon us so we can soon say it’s running without confusion!

Press reviews are embargoed until 27 February, so we have yet to see what might be thought of as ‘proper’ critiques. However, Twitter has been bouncing with positivity from the ordinary person in the street, with one person describing Jeremy as a ‘non-transatlantic Cary Grant’ and another as ‘utterly charming’. If, like me, you’ve yet to see the play, here are some production images to whet your appetite (click on images to enlarge):

Tickets are available here, and do check out the last minute discount ticketers because there are some bargains to be had (I’ve heard rumours of £10 tickets!).

If you’ve seen Hay Fever already, we’d love to hear from you!

4 Responses to “Hay Fever, first impressions”

  1. gaylecool1 February 17, 2012 at 6:12 pm #

    This is all so very exciting. I love Noel Coward’s stuff, and would so love to be able to afford to get to see this live. Ah well. I shall live through your getting to see it Gill!

  2. Jillian Chantal February 17, 2012 at 6:34 pm #

    Can’t wait to read your impressions once you see it, Gill!

  3. LauraP February 17, 2012 at 11:58 pm #

    How wonderful to see Jeremy and all the cast on the stage! He really does look like a “frightfully well-known diplomatist,” which is what Sorel calls Richard Greatham. Very exciting! Thanks, Gill.

  4. Martina February 18, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Great images, a wonderful looking Richard Greatham – to be quite true: exactly what I imagined him when I read the play…wishful thinking. 😉 Thanks, Gill!
    Since I´ve wondered about the preview/opening night-thing too, I looked it up.
    Gill, would you say the following definition I found is appropriate?
    “A preview performance is an opportunity for the cast and crew to fine
    tune the show based on the response of a live audience. Often there
    will be changes made prior to opening night based on what works and
    what doesn?t work in preview performances.”

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