Hailed as ‘comedy perfection’ by the Daily Telegraph, it stars Felicity Kendal, who shot to fame in the 1970s as Barbara in The Good Life and has gone on to delight audiences on stage and screen – not to mention taking a turn on the Strictly dance floor in 2010.
In Hay Fever, she plays the recently retired Judith, one-time darling of the London stage, wife to David, an egocentric novelist, and mother of two bohemian grown-up children, Simon and Sorel.
When each member of the family invites a guest to their rural retreat, the unassuming visitors are thrown into a living melodrama. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions and scandalous revelations proliferate during one outrageous weekend.
Hay Fever is in situ at the Cambridge Arts Theatre, 29 September until 4 October, 7.45pm (2.30pm Thurs & Sat matinee). Tickets from £15. There’s also a free post-show talk on 1 October.