One of the greatest British comedies ever written, starring one of our best-loved stage and screen stars, Felicity Kendal.
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 offstage 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.
One of the UK’s best-loved actors, Felicity Kendal plays the role of the forgetful Dotty Otley. Having shot to fame in The Good Life, Felicity has won numerous awards for her stage work. Recent appearances include Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever and The Argument.
Lindsay Posner is one of the UK’s most accomplished directors of comedy. His previous production of Noises Off enjoyed a sell-out run at London’s Old Vic. His recent productions include God of Carnage, Stones in his Pockets, She Stoops To Conquer, and he previously directed Felicity Kendal in the West End transfer of Hay Fever.
Presented by THEATRE ROYAL BATH PRODUCTIONS.
Playwright: Michael Frayn
Director: Lindsay Posner
Cast: Felicity Kendal
Praise for Noises Off
“The ultimate comedy of theatrical chaos and confusion”
– Sunday Express
“Lindsay Posner’s miraculously choreographed revival is proof that Noises Off has lost none of its power to reduce adults to hysterical, helpless wrecks”
– Mail on Sunday
“As finely worked as a Swiss watch and as funny as the human condition permits”
– The Times
“I giggled myself silly throughout”
– The Observer