Noises Off

This irresistible, unruly comedy serves up a glimpse in to the onstage and offstage antics of a touring company as they hurtle towards a diabolical first night and a disastrous final performance.

01 June, 2016 - 25 June, 2016

    An NST, Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company and Northern Stage production

    By Michael Frayn
    Directed by Blanche McIntyre

    Access perfromance: Saturday 25 June at 2.30pm

    Post-show Q&A: Wednesday 8 June

    "The punch-ups and pratfalls are peerlessly executed"
    ★★★★ 
    The Guardian

    "Properly hilarious... one delicious disaster"
    ★★★★ 
    The Times

    "Beautifully done and incredibly funny" The Stage


    “That’s what it’s all about. Doors and sardines. Getting on – getting off. Getting the sardines on – getting the sardines off. That’s theatre.” 

    This irresistible, unruly comedy serves up a glimpse in to the onstage and offstage antics of a touring company as they hurtle towards a diabolical first night and a disastrous final performance.

    A shambolic dress rehearsal stumbles towards a frantic opening night in Weston-Super-Mare, then it’s downhill all the way to the Municipal Theatre in Stockton-on-Tees. Can Selsdon stay sober long enough to make curtain-up, will Brooke ever find her contact lenses, and as egos, jealousy and romance intertwine, will the sardines be the final undoing for poor Dotty?

    This celebrated multi award-winning play received the Olivier and Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy when it was first presented in 1982. Directed by Nuffield Associate Blanche McIntyre (Tonight at 8.30, Nuffield, As You Like it and The Comedy of Errors, The Globe) this legendary farce is delicious, riotous comedy bliss, not to be missed.

    Photo credit: Robert Day