Booking to 11 March 2023
Michael Frayn’s hilarious backstage comedy Noises Off comes to the West End starring Felicity Kendal.
One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Lindsay Posner directs a stellar cast including Felicity Kendal, Matthew Kelly, Katherine Kingsley, Jonathan Coy, Alexander Hanson and Joseph Millson.
Michael Frayn’s celebrated plays serves up a riotous double bill, with a play-within-a-play that hurtles 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 – with hysterical results!
Noises Off is playing at the Phoenix Theatre until 11 March 2023
What's the story of Noises Off?
Noises Off follows the riotous stage antics – on and off-stage – of a hapless touring production of 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.
Who is in the cast of Noises Off?
An all-star cast for Noises Off includes Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, Katherine Kingsley (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) as Belinda Blair, award-winning actor and Stars In Their Eyes presenter Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot) as Selsdon Mowbray, alongside Jonathan Coy, Alexander Hanson and Joseph Millson.
Who are the creative team of Noises Off?
Written by Michael Frayn, this production is directed by Lindsay Posner, 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.
Other creatives include Simon 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).
Reviews of Noises Off★★★★ "Meticulously plotted and as blissfully funny as ever" - The Evening Standard (Phoenix Theatre)
★★★★ "Frayn’s immortal farce is an antidote to winter gloom" - The Times (Phoenix Theatre)
★★★★ "Michael Frayn’s farce is as sublimely funny as ever" - i News (Phoenix Theatre)
★★★★ "Felicity Kendal heads a star cast in this hilarious revival" - The Telegraph (Phoenix Theatre)
★★★★ "Frayn’s exquisite farce-within-a-farce finds new humanity" - Guardian (Theatre Royal Bath)
★★★★ "Felicity Kendal heads a cracking cast in this classy, hilarious revival" - Telegraph (Theatre Royal Bath)
★★★★ "Stellar performances in a rollicking farce" - The Stage (Theatre Royal Bath)
Matinees: Thursday, Saturday
Performance information is for guidance only. Check booking calendar for details.
Venue InformationPhoenix Theatre, Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0JP
Nearest Tube or Train: Leicester Square (Piccadilly line, Northern line), Tottenham Court Road (Central line, Northern line)
Nearest Buses: 19, 22, 24, 38, 40, 176