'Noises Off' to return to the West End this autumn

The comedy play-within-a-play first premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1982, and has influenced recent productions including The Play That Goes Wrong.

Bea Maynard
Bea Maynard

Michael Frayn's Noises Off will return to the West End this autumn with a limited twelve week season.

Following a successful run last year, the award-winning farce will play at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September to 16 December 2023.

It will star Felicity Kendal (Hay Fever, The Good Life, Relatively Speaking) as Dotty, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellows and Alexander Hanson as LLoyd Dallas. Further casting will be announced at a later date.

Often garnered as one of the greatest British comedies ever written, Noises Off follows the on and off-stage mishaps within a theatre company as they tour around the country with their fictional farce Nothing On.

This production, that first ran at Theatre Royal Bath prior to its inital West End run at the Phoenix Theatre in January, celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Frayn's 1982 play.

The creative team includes director Lindsay Posner, designer Simon Higlett, lighting designer Paul Pyant, sound designer Greg Clarke, composer Will Stuart, movement and fighting director Ruth Cooper-Brown, associate director George Jibson, and casting director Ginny Schiller.

Check back for information on Noises Off tickets on London Theatre.

Photo credit: Felicity Kendal (Photo courtesy of Nobby Clark)

Originally published on

Subscribe to our newsletter to unlock exclusive London theatre updates!

Special offers, reviews and release dates for the best shows in town.

You can unsubscribe at any time. Privacy Policy