Lyric Hammersmith’s Noises Off to transfer to the West End starring Meera Syal

Will Longman
Will Longman

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, Noises Off is based around the touring company of a fictitious play as tensions flare amongst the cast.

Noises Off will run at the Garrick Theatre from 27 September 2019 to 4 January 2020, with tickets now on sale.

Herrin's production has designs by Max Jones, lighting by Amy Mae, sound by Lorna Munden, movement by Joyce Henderson, and fights by Rachel Bown-Williams and Ruth Cooper-Brown.

In a review of the production for, Will Longman described the play as "hectically funny [...] classic British farce".

The play premiered in London at what was then called the Lyric Theatre in Hammersmith in 1982 directed by Michael Blakemore, before it transferred to the Savoy Theatre later that year and ran for five years.

It has been revived many times since, including in 2000 at the National Theatre starring Patricia Hodge, the Piccadilly Theatre with Stephen Redgrave, and then on Broadway in 2001 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre with Patti LuPone.

Noises Off is at the Lyric Hammersmith until 3rd August, and the Garrick Theatre from 27th September.

Noises Off tickets are available now.  

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