Noises Off

Michael Frayn

Lindsay Posner directs a new production of Michael Frayn’s irresistible, multi-award-winning backstage comedy Noises Off. Enjoyed by millions of people worldwide since it premiered in 1982 and hailed as one of the greatest British comedies ever written.

Winner of Oliver and Evening Standard awards for Best Comedy, this celebrated 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.

Lindsay Posner was associate director at the Royal Court Theatre from 1987 to 1992 where his production of Death and the Maiden won two OlivierAwards. His theatre credits include: Butley, An Ideal Husband and A View from The Bridge (West End) plus House of Games (Almeida) and Tartuffe (National Theatre); His musical credits include Carousel and Fiddler on the Roof (West End).

Multi-award-winning author and playwright, Michael Frayn’s plays include The Two of Us, Alphabetical Order, Donkey’s Years, Clouds, Balmoral, Make or Break, Noises Off, Benefactors, Look Look, Here, Copenhagen, Democracy and Afterlife. He has also published ten novels including Spies which won the Whitbread Novel Award and has written several screen plays including Clockwise starring John Cleese.

Bang-on-the-money

The Daily Telegraph

Foot-stompingly, seal-honkingly hysterical

The Sunday Times

Deliriously funny and beautifully cast

The Independent

Flawless

The Guardian

You can’t stop laughing

The Daily Telegraph

Lindsay Posner’s immaculate Old Vic revival

Probably the most side-splitting play ever written…

The Independent