Noises Off cast announced for West End return with Felicity Kendal, Mathew Horne, Tamzin Outhwaite

Further casting has been announced for the return of Noises Off in the West End.

Michael Frayn’s acclaimed farce will grace the Theatre Royal Haymarket stage from 27 September – 16 December 2023. Tickets are on sale now here

Directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever, Stones in his Pockets), this 40th-anniversary production is set to make a triumphant return to the West End.

The stellar ensemble includes Mathew Horne as Garry Lejeune and Tamzin Outhwaite as Belinda Blair.

Joining them are the previously announced Felicity Kendal as Dotty Otley, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellowes and Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas. Sasha Frost and Pepter Lunkuse will reprise their roles as Brooke Ashton and Poppy Norton-Taylor, while Oscar Batterham will make his contribution to the production as Tim.

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Further casting announcements are to be made.

Felicity Kendal said: “I am so happy to be revisiting Noises Off and especially at the beautiful Theatre Royal Haymarket.”

Mathew Horne added: “I am utterly and totally thrilled to join the now legendary company and production of this masterpiece of a play. I’m celebrating my return to the West End with sardines!”

Regarded as one of the finest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn’s acclaimed play unfolds as a riotous double bill—a play within a play. Zooming along at an exhilarating pace, Noises Off follows the on-stage and off-stage escapades of a touring theatre troupe as they navigate their way through the fictitious farce, Nothing On. From the chaotic final rehearsals preceding opening night in Weston-super-Mare to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-under-Lyne, comically observed from backstage, and culminating in their uproariously catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees, this production promises uproarious entertainment at every twist and turn.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, the production has design by Simon Higlett, lighting design by Paul Pyant, sound design by Greg Clarke, composition by Will Stuart, movement and fight direction by Ruth Cooper-Brown, associate direction by George Jibson and casting by Ginny Schiller.

Noises Off is also currently touring the UK with tour dates across the country this autumn.

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.