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Noises Off 2023 tour cast announced with Liza Goddard, Matthew Kelly & Simon Shepherd

Casting has been announced for the 2023 UK tour of Noises Off.

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The 40th-anniversary production of Michael Frayn’s multi-award-winning farce will embark on a major UK tour this autumn.

After a successful West End season at the Phoenix Theatre earlier this year, the touring production will feature Liza Goddard as Dotty Otley, Matthew Kelly as Selsdon Mowbray and Simon Shepherd as Lloyd Dallas.

They will be joined by Simon Coates as Frederick Fellowes, Lucy Robinson as Belinda Blair, Daniel Rainford as Tim Allgood, Dan Fredenburgh as Garry Lejeune, Lisa Ambalavanar as Brooke Ashton and Nikhita Lesler as Poppy Norton-Taylor.

The 2023 tour of Noises Off will open at Birmingham Rep on 23 August and will visit cities including Newcastle, Bath, Truro, Blackpool, Poole, Salford, Guildford, York, Norwich, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Chichester. Further dates and casting for 2024 will be announced at a later date.

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is considered one of the greatest British comedies ever written, presenting a riotous double bill with a play within a play. The story follows a touring theatre company and their hilarious on and off-stage antics as they struggle through the fictional farce, ‘Nothing On.’ From chaotic final rehearsals to a disastrous matinee, the play provides a glimpse into their brilliantly catastrophic performance.

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Noises Off is directed by Lindsay Posner with Simon Higlett as the designer, Paul Pyant as the lighting designer, Gregory Clarke as the sound designer, Will Stuart as the composer, Ruth Cooper-Brown as the movement and fight director, and Ginny Schiller as the casting director. The Associate Director is George Jibson, and the production is produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Birmingham Rep.

The 40th-anniversary production will also return to the West End in September at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, with Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy, and Alexander Hanson reprising their roles. The West End production will run concurrently with the touring production.

About the author: Josh Darvill

Josh is Stageberry's editor with over five years of experience writing about theatre in the West End and across the UK. Prior to following his passion for musicals, he worked for more than a decade as a TV journalist.