Michael Frayn’s much-loved farce Noises Off is to get a new, 40th anniversary production.
Produced by the Theatre Royal Bath, the comedy will star Felicity Kendal in the key role of Dotty Otley.
Directed by Lindsay Posner, the award-winning farce by Michael Frayn will open in Bath before heading on to Richmond, Brighton and Cambridge. Posner also directed the successful West End run of Noises Off at the Old Vic theatre in 2012.
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.
The play runs at the Theatre Royal Bath from 21 September to 1 October 2022.