The 40th anniversary production Michael Frayn’s comedy will begin performances from the 19th January 2023.
It has been announced that the 40th anniversary production, directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever, Stones in his Pockets) will head to the West End for a limited season, following runs at the Theatre Royal Bath this autumn before touring to Richmond, Brighton and Cambridge.
This production stars Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner and Edmond) as Belinda Blair and Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot, as well as hosting Stars In Their Eyes and You Bet!) as Selsdon Mowbray, Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkuse as Poppy Norton Taylor and Jonathan Coy as Fredrick Fellows.
Noises Off follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On. From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-Under-Lyme seen entirely, and hilariously silently, from backstage, before we share their final, brilliantly catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees.
The play came about when Michael Frayn watched from the wings a production of his 1970 farce The Two of Us with Richard Briers and Lynn Redgrave and realised that the goings on behind the scenes were funnier than out front. The original production opened in London in 1982 before becoming a worldwide hit.
The creative team behind this production includes: Simon Higlett (Designer), Paul Pyant (Lighting Designer), Greg Clarke (Sound Designer), Will Stuart (Composer), Ruth Cooper-Brown (Movement and Fight Director), George Jibson (Associate Director) and Ginny Schiller (Casting Director).
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