I have drafted this post several times, and it keeps disappearing! Does this mean that you are not allowed to voice negative opinions of Noel Coward?
I am too annoyed to redraft a lll my earlier thoughts, so her is the summary. The plays are old and tired. They may seem less funny now because they are close to a hundred years old now, compared to the fifty years old they were when I first saw them. Hay Fever was written in 1929 : I probably saw if for the first tie in 1975. the characters are less believable now and the issues, such as they are, are less important.
Beautiful setting and great performances. But the play is tired.