Noises Off to return to the West End in September with Felicity Kendal

The 40th anniversary production of Noises Off will return to the West End in September.

Michael Frayn’s side-splitting backstage comedy will run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September 2023. Tickets are on sale now here

The show will star Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellows and Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas with further casting to be announced.

One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On.

From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-Under-Lyme seen entirely, and hilariously silently, from backstage, before we share their final, brilliantly catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees.

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Lindsay Posner directs the production, presented by Theatre Royal Bath Productions. Completing the creative team are designer Simon Higlett, lighting designer Paul Pyant, sound designer Greg Clarke, composer Will Stuart, movement & fight director Ruth Cooper-Brown associate director George Jibson and casting director Ginny Schiller.

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Noises Off first opened in London in 1982 before becoming a worldwide hit with numerous productions and revivals. It previously ran in the West End earlier in 2023 at the Phoenix Theatre following a UK tour.

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.


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