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Classic comedy of bad manners about a flamboyant family. The characters of Judith and David Bliss were based on real life friends of the playwright, American actress Laurette Taylor and her husband Hartley Manners. The eccentric couple were renowned for their table manners, surprised guests would often endure shrill arguments - waged entirely among the family - which often ended with them storming out of the room, leaving their bewildered guests to make what they could of the rest of the evening.Performers Felicity Kendal (Judith Bliss), Simon Shepherd (David Bliss), Alice Orr-Ewing (Sorel Bliss), Edward Franklin (Simon Bliss), Sara Stewart (Myra Arundel), Michael Simkins (Richard Greatham), Celeste Dodwell (Jackie Coryton), James Corrigan (Sandy Tyrell), Mossie Smith (Clara).
Author Noel Coward. Producer Theatre Royal Bath. Director Lindsay Posner. Design Peter McKintosh. Lighting Paul Pyant. Sound Fergus O'Hare. Music Michael Bruce. Director Tom Attenborough (associate director). Other Budgie Salam (dialect coach).
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