Noises Off at
Following its triumphant and universally acclaimed run at The Old Vic, Michael Frayn's multi award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off has transferred to the Novello Theatre.
Described by the critics as "Achingly foot-stompingly seal-honkingly hysterical" (The Sunday Times), "Stunning" (The Observer), "Riotous" (The Guardian), "Bang-on-the-money" (The Daily Telegraph), "The ultimate comedy of theatrical chaos and confusion" (Sunday Express) and "Pure Pleasure" (The Times), this will be the first time The Old Vic Theatre Company has transferred a production to the West End.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, the West End transfer will see Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Jamie Glover, Celia Imrie, Karl Johnson and Paul Ready reprise their roles, with the characters of Poppy Norton-Taylor and Brooke Ashton to be announced shortly.
Winner of both Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy, Noises Off celebrates its 30th anniversary on 23 February. This much loved play serves up a riotous double bill a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed it follows the backstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.