Felicity Kendal, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly to star in 40th anniversary production of Noises Off

Felicity Kendal is to lead the cast of a new UK tour of Noises Off.

Michael Frayn’s side-splitting backstage comedy will visit venues across the country later this year.

Noises Off is a play-within-a-play, following the backstage antics of the cast and crew who are staging a touring production of the (fictional) play Nothing On.

Felicity Kendal will play Dotty Otley with further casting to be announced. Having first shot to fame in The Good Life, Felicity has won numerous awards for her stage work and recently appeared alongside Robert Lindsay and Sutton Foster in Anything Goes.

Joining her will be Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner and Edmond) as Belinda Blair and Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot) as Selsdon Mowbray.

Completing the company are Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkhuse as Poppy Norton Taylor, Jonathan Coy as Fredrick Fellows and Hubert Burton as Tim

Lindsay Posner directs having previously helmed a production at London’s Old Vic. Completing the creative team are mon Higlett (Designer), Paul Pyant (Lighting Designer), Greg Clarke (Sound Designer), Will Stuart (Composer), Ruth Cooper-Brown (Movement and Fight Director), George Jibson (Associate Director), Ginny Schiller (Casting Director).

Noises Off tour tickets, dates and venues »

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present the 40th anniversary production which will open at Theatre Royal Bath (21 September – 1 October 2022) before travelling to London’s Richmond Theatre (4 October – 15 October), Theatre Royal Brighton (4 October – 15 October) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 October – 29 October).

Noises Off first opened in London in 1982 before becoming a worldwide hit with numerous productions and revivals. A feature film of Noises Off was made in 1992, starring Michael Caine, Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and John Ritter.

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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