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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 Benjamin Askew (Simon Bliss), Fiona Drummond (Jackie Coryton), Ben Ingles (Sandy Tyrell), Kate Layden (Judith Bliss), Polly Lister (Myra Arundel), Olivia Mace (Sorel Bliss), Peter Macqueen (David Bliss), Heather Phoenix (Clara), Jack Power (Richard Greatham).
Author Noel Coward. Producer Theatre by the Lake. Director Ian Forrest. Director Mary Papadima. Lighting Nick Beadle. Other Charmian Hoare (dialect coach). Design Martin Johns.
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