- 24 – 25 – 30 – 31 May
- 1 June
Limited seats available!
“A comedy where everyone gets caught in the act.”
Michael Frayn’s Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On. The first Act is the final rehearsal just hours before the curtain rises and the cast is hopelessly unready. The second Act, as seen from backstage, demonstrates the utter chaos that can happen behind the scenes of a theatre production. Frayn gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage comedy, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and – of course – flying sardines.
“If laughter is the best medicine, this flawless show is capable of curing double pneumonia.” – The Wall Street Journal