Noises Off
Michael Frayn's iconic backstage comedy Noises Off transfers to the West End, following a triumphant sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith. With technical brilliance and split-second timing, it takes us behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre.

Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, the Olivier Award-winning Noises Off originally premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1982 and instantly became a timeless British comedy.

In an exuberant new production by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), Noises Off arrives at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run, for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
BritishTheatre - ★★★★★
"Noises Off is comedy gold"
"perfectly paced with impeccable movement direction"
"a superb ensemble cast"
"It's a joy to watch, a pleasure"
"cannot recommend highly enough"

Evening Standard - ★★★★
"No review can do full justice to the blissful, intricate hilarity of Michael Frayn's Noises Off"
"we all need some laughs these days, and this show delivers them by the bucketload"
"You could watch this play a thousand times"
"you're in for a rib-splitting treat"

Independent - ★★★★
"screams of laughter from the audience"
"The masterfully used"

Daily Express ★★★★
plenty of delights here for everyone
Daniel Rigby steals the show
sensational physical comedy
Meera Syal stars in riotous romp that had the audience in stitches

Sardines Magazine ★★★★
a joy to watch
all nine actors equally feed off one another but, at the same time, together produce a beautiful synergy

Time Out - ★★★★
"Noises Off is a great farce"
"incredibly intricate piece of writing"
"Herrin does it justice"
"rollicking revival"
"there are few things funnier"

The Times ★★★★
"precision-tooled, balletic...and gut-bustlingly funny"
It's supremely polished
a furious whirlwind of limbs and misunderstandings

The Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith production of Michael Frayn's classic farce about a farce, Noises Off will return to the West End for the fourth time as it heads to the Garrick Theatre from 27 September 2019 to 4 January 2020.

This production, directed by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, This House, Wolf Hall), runs at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre until 27 July 2019.

Reprising their roles for the West End in the comedy play (including the farce that the characters of Noises Off are playing called Nothing On) will be:
BAFTA Television Award nominee Meera Syal (Beautiful Thing, Absolutely Anything and The Kumars at No. 42) as Dotty Otley portraying Mrs Clackett, the housekeeper with a taste for sardines.
Lloyd Owen (Cleaning Up, Monarch of the Glen and The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles) as Nothing On's director extraordinaire Lloyd Dallas.
BAFTA-winning Daniel Rigby (BBC2's Eric & Ernie and One Man, Two Guvnors) as Garry Lejeune, who in turn gives us his best Roger Tramplemain.
Simon Rouse (Hangmen, Local Hero, The Bill) is Selsdon Mowbray, who, if he can remember where he is in the script, will play the Burglar.

After watching from the wings a production of his 1970 farce The Two of Us with Richard Briers and Lynn Redgrave, also at the Garrick Theatre, and noting that the goings on behind the scenes were funnier than out front, Michael Frayn wrote Noises Off. The original production directed by Michael Blakemore, opened at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1982 before heading to the West End, Broadway and beyond. A feature film was made of Noises Off in 1992.

Type of production: Comedy

Opened: 27 September 2019

Booking until: 04 January 2020

Running time: 2 Hours 10 Mins

Prices: £21.00 - £125.00