Michael Frayn’s multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off is coming once again to the theatre where it debuted! This hilarious play within a play is consistently regarded as one of the funniest play of all time. Do not miss your chance to grab tickets for Noises Off at London’s Lyric Hammersmith!
This iconic British comedy takes us behind the curtain with a company of actors as they struggle to put together and then finish a run of their new show. Seen from different angles and iterations we watch as our actors’ relationships sour behind the scenes and the impact that has on the show taking place on the stage. Known for its technical complexity and split-second timing, Noises Off was an immediate hit quickly transferring to the West End’s Savoy Theatre where it would run for five years. The show enjoyed multiple Tony award nominated runs across the pond and numerous London revivals including productions at the Piccadilly Theatre in the West End, The National Theatre, and London’s Old Vic. With its unique take on life in the theatre the show would go on to become a favourite of professional and amateur theatre companies around the world and even be made into a 1992 film starring with a star-studded cast including Carol Burnett, Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve, John Ritter and Nicollette Sheridan.
Nearly forty years after its creation Noises Off has been modified and updated several times by writer Michael Frayn to keep it fresh and engaging for audiences. This bold new production of Michael Frayn’s classic comedy is directed by Olivier Award nominee Jeremy Herrin who has earned much critical acclaim for his pieces such as All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House and Labour of Love. This triumphant return is sure to please diehard fans and also introduce whole new audiences to the wonders of Noises Off.
The Lyric Hammersmith revival of Noises Off will star BAFTA Award nominee Meera Syal(Beautiful Thing, Absolutely Anything, The Kumars at No. 42) as Dotty Otley. She will be joined by Llyod Owen (Cleaning Up) playing the show’s director Lloyd Dallas. Playing Garry Lejeune is BAFTA Award winner for Best Actor, Daniel Rigby (Eric & Ernie, Two Guvnors). The cast is completed by Lois Chimimba (Three Sisters, Trust Me) as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Jonathan Cullen (Merry Wives of Windsor) as Freddie Fellows, Debra Gillett (Madness of King George III, Limehouse) as Belinda Blair, Amy Morgan (Travesties, Mr Selfridge) as Brooke Ashton, Enyi Okoronkwo (The Cherry Orchard) as Tim Allgood and Simon Rouse(Hangmen, Local Hero) as Selsdon Mowbray.