It is often said that laughter is the best medicine. In which case, Noises Off should be prescribed on the NHS. Like The Play That Goes Wrong that it clearly inspired, it is a play about the putting of a disastrous production, from its tortuous technical dress rehearsal to a messy performance midway through its run (observed from backstage) to one of its final calamitous performances. So the big joke is the mechanisms of the theatre and the machinations of its actors as they try to get through...
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Michael Frayn's hilarious comedy Noises Off returns to the West End as Jeremy Herrin's side-splitting revival transfers to the West End from the Lyric Hammersmith, where it premiered in 1982. Tickets for the West End transfer are on sale now.
Set during the rehearsals, backstage during a performance, and then during a calamitous show, Noises Off chronicles the hilarious slapstick capers of a touring cast of a farcical fictitious play, Nothing On. As the cast get closer during the course of the tour, scandal and affair pushes them to breaking point, which boils over and spills onto the stage.
This iconic play, which transfers to the Garrick Theatre in the West End on 27th September, will star Meera Syal as Dotty alongside Daniel Rigby, Lloyd Owen and Simon Rouse.
Frayn's comedy debuted at the Lyric Hammersmith in the 80s, and has since enjoyed a number of revivals both in London and on Broadway, cementing itself as a timeless British classic of farce.
This exuberant new production is directed by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), and transfers to the Garrick Theatre following rave reviews from critics when it opened at the Lyric in July 2019.
Noises Off tickets at the Garrick Theatre are available now.
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Cast and creative
By: Michael Frayn
Director: Jeremy Herrin
Cast list: Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen, Daniel Rigby, Simon Rouse, Sarah Hadland, Richard Henders, Lisa McGrillis, Anjli Mohindra, Adrian Richards
Design: Max Jones
Lighting: Amy Mae Smith
Choreography: Joyce Henderson
Sound: Lorna Munden
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Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, Noises Off follows a company of actors through the lifetime of a production from rehearsals to the final night.After a critically-acclaimed revival at Lyric Hammersmith earlier this year, with LondonTheatre.co.uk praising its "real ensemble effort to deliver a classic British farce", the production will transfer to the Garrick Theatre later this week.Ahead of the show's opening, we sat down with the cast of Noises Off including Meera Syal, Daniel...
Ahead of the West End transfer of Noises Off at the Garrick Theatre, full casting has been announced for the production which will begin previews later this month.Inspired by the stage directions in a script, Noises Off follows a company of actors at different stages of a show's life on stage including the rehearsal process, backstage during a performance and in the middle of a performance.Sarah Hadland will join the cast as Belinda Blair, with West End credits including Admissions at Trafalgar...
Lyric Hammersmith's revival of Micharl Frayn's comedy Noises Off will transfer to the West End's Garrick Theatre later this year.Starring Meera Syal, Lloyd Owen and Daniel Rigby, director Jeremy Herrin revived the play, which is set around a calamitous theatre production, which opened at the Lyric earlier this month.Syal, Rigby, Owen and Simon Rouse will star in the West End transfer, with further casting to be announced. Set during rehearsals, backstage at a performance, and then during a show,...
The full casting has been announced for the return of Noises Off to the Lyric Hammersmith, which will open at the off-West End theatre next month.First performed at the Hammersmith venue in 1982, Noises Off follows a play-within-a-play structure. Inspired by the stage directions, the play showcases the unpredictable nature of being backstage at a theatre.Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn. Commenting on the show's return to the venue, he said: "It's a great personal pleasure for me, of...