Lyric Hammersmith’s Noises Off to transfer to the West End starring Meera Syal
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.
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 LondonTheatre.co.uk, 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 tickets are available now.