Dinner and Theatre The Mill at Sonning
March 23, 2023
With much of the original structure retained, this 18th Century Flour Mill has been converted into a renowned Dinner Theatre. Patrons enjoy a fresh home-cooked meal – with not a microwave in sight! – before watching the performance in the 215 seat air-conditioned auditorium. Pre-dinner drinks with a view of The Thames or watching the working Waterwheel in the bar, is an added treat.
Noël Coward’s effervescent comedy of bad manners – written in three days when he was 24 – is set in a country house in Berkshire.
Judith Bliss is a famous West End actress, technically retired. Husband David churns out romantic novels. Their grown-up children – Simon and Sorel – resolutely refuse to grow up.
The pathologically self-absorbed Blisses invite a quartet of hapless guests for the weekend: a career diplomat, a predatory society girl, a conventional sporty chap and a sweet-natured flapper. The guests turn out to be cannon fodder in the family’s ongoing solipsistic fantasies. The sociopathic hosts are briefly in-credulous when their guests creep away after breakfast.
Hay Fever has something for everyone. The rude bohemians in the audience love watching themselves in action. More conventional theatregoers relish the enactment of their worst social nightmares. A delirious roller-coaster of a play, encased in wit, comic brio and emotional truth Hay Fever has previously been referred to as “One of the most perfectly-engineered comedies of the century” by The Times.
Having previously won ‘UK’s Most Welcoming Theatre’, we are assured our usual first-class experience enjoying a home-cooked 2 course meal before the show followed by tea or coffee.
Offer Price £89.50 if booked & paid before 1st December / £99.50 if booked after 1st December
per person to include the return coach, theatre ticket and two course home cooked dinner with tea and coffee.
Location: Dorking Halls
Call 07771 793294 & ask for Neil,
or use our contact form to email me.