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 Judi Dench (Dame - Judith Bliss), Peter Bowles (David Bliss), Belinda Lang (Myra Arundel), Kim Medcalf (Sorel Bliss), Charles Edwards, Dan Stevens.
Author Noel Coward. Producer BiIl Kenwright. Producer Thelma Holt. Director Peter Hall (Sir). Design Simon Higlett. Sound Gregory Clarke. Lighting Paul Pyant.