Noises Off London

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Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Booking to 16 December 2023
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★★★★ “As blissfully funny as ever” – Evening Standard

Michael Frayn’s hilarious backstage comedy Noises Off returns to the West End starring Felicity Kendal, Tamzin Outhwaite and Mathew Horne.

One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Lindsay Posner directs a stellar cast including Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever), Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Rain Man, Pride), Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, The Tower, Sweet Charity), James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley, Four Weddings and a Funeral), Jonathan Coy (Anatomy of a Scandal, Relatively Speaking, Ink) and Alexander Hanson (Killing Eve, Follies, 42nd Street).

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 Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September to 16 December 2023.

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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 as Dotty Otley, Mathew Horne as Garry Lejeune, Tamzin Outhwaite as Belinda Blair, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellows, Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, and James Fleet as Selsdon Mowbray.

The cast also includes Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkuse as Poppy Norton-Taylor, and Oscar Batterham as Tim.

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. 

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).


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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)
★★★★  Average review score

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Show Information

Performance dates
Booking to 16 December 2023
Running time
2 hours 15 minutes (including interval)
Performance days
Evenings: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Matinees: Wednesday, Saturday

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Photos and trailer: The Phoenix Theatre production


Venue Information

Theatre Royal Haymarket, 8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest Tube or Train: Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo, Piccadilly), Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly)
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Noises Off Reviews – Starring Felicity Kendal [Updated]
A round-up of reviews from London theatre critics for Michael Frayn's Noises Off, which played the Phoenix Theatre earlier this year, and is now playing the Theatre Royal Haymarket. Directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever), this hilarious farce features an all-star cast including Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley. The Phoenix Theatre run also starred stage and screen actors Tracy-Ann Oberman as Belinda Blair, Matthew Kelly as Selsdon Mowbray, and Jonathan Coy as Fredrick Fellows, Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkhuse as Poppy Norton Taylor, and Hubert Burton as Tim. The current Theatre Royal Haymarket run also stars Mathew Horne as Garry Lejeune, Tamzin Outhwaite as Belinda Blair, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellows, Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, James Fleet as Selsdon Mowbray, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkuse as Poppy Norton-Taylor, and Oscar Batterham as Tim. Frequently hailed as one of the best comedies ever written, this new production of Noises Off celebrates the play's 40th anniversary, and follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce. Joining Lindsay Posner in the creative team are 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). Noises Off is running at the Theatre Royal Haymarket to 16 December 2023. See reviews from the Evening Standard, The Times, i News and more. More reviews to follow. This reviews round-up was first published on 26 January 2023 for the opening of the show at the Phoenix Theatre in London. Updated on the 9 October 2023 to add reviews from the transfer of the show to the Theatre Royal Haymarket Theatre in London. Book Noises Off tickets at the Theatre Royal Haymarket Theatre in London
Photos & Video: Noises Off in rehearsals including Mathew Horne, Tamzin Outhwaite & Felicity Kendal
Behind-the-scenes rehearsal photos are in for Michael Frayn's Noises Off, coming to the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London. Also a video has dropped of interviews with the cast - including Felicity Kendal, James Fleet, Mathew Horne and Tamzin Outhwaite. A hit at the Theatre Royal Bath and on tour, plus a smash-hit run at the Phoenix Theatre in London last year, Frayn's hilarious farce returns for a strictly limited season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from next week - 27 September, to 16 December 2023. A great cast includes Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Rain Man, Pride) as Garry Lejeune, Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, The Tower, Sweet Charity) as Belinda Blair, James Fleet (The Vicar of Dibley, Four Weddings and a Funeral) as Selsdon Mowbray, and the return of Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley. https://youtu.be/LddxlWR008k They are joined by Jonathan Coy (Anatomy of a Scandal, Relatively Speaking, Ink) as Frederick Fellowes, Alexander Hanson (Killing Eve, Follies, 42nd Street) as Lloyd Dallas, Sasha Frost (His Dark Materials, Folk) as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkuse (Hamlet, Nell Gwynn) as Poppy Norton-Taylor, and Oscar Batterham (Richard III, The One That Got Away) as Tim. Written by Michael Frayn, the show is directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever), with 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). Book tickets to Noises Off at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London Photos: Noises Off in rehearsal [ngg src="galleries" ids="1327" display="pro_tile"]
Noises Off casting – Mathew Horne & Tamzin Outhwaite to join Felicity Kendal
Theatre Royal Bath's acclaimed production of Michael Frayn's farce Noises Off has revealed further casting for its West End return in autumn 2023. Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, Rain Man, Pride) is set to join the cast as Garry Lejeune, with Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders, The Tower, Sweet Charity) as Belinda Blair. They will star alongside the previously announced cast of Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, Jonathan Coy (Anatomy of a Scandal, Relatively Speaking, Ink) as Frederick Fellowes, and Alexander Hanson (Killing Eve, Follies, 42nd Street) as Lloyd Dallas. Sasha Frost (His Dark Materials, Folk) and Pepter Lunkuse (Hamlet, Nell Gwynn) will reprise their roles as Brooke Ashton and Poppy Norton-Taylor, with Oscar Batterham (Richard III, The One That Got Away) joining the production as Tim. Final casting will be announced soon. Felicity Kendal said in a press statement: "I am so happy to be revisiting Noises Off and especially at the beautiful Theatre Royal Haymarket." Mathew Horne said: "I am utterly and totally thrilled to join the now legendary company and production of this masterpiece of a play. I’m celebrating my return to the West End with sardines!" This production was a hit at the Theatre Royal Bath and had a successful run earlier this year at the West End's Phoenix Theatre, getting some great reviews. Written by Michael Frayn, the show is directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever). 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). Noises Off will run for a 12-week season at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September to 16 December 2023. Book tickets to Noises Off at the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London
Katherine Kingsley replaces Tracy-Ann Oberman in Noises Off
West End star and three-time Olivier Award-winning actress Katherine Kingsley (Piaf, Singin’ in the Rain, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) will join the cast of Noises Off at the Phoenix Theatre from 13 February 2023. Kingsley will play Belinda Blair, taking over from Tracey-Ann Oberman whose final performance in Michael Frayn's classic comedy will be on Saturday 11 February. Oberman leaves the production to open her own production of The Merchant of Venice 1936, later this month. Directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever), this hilarious farce features an all-star cast including Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, stage and screen actors Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot) as Selsdon Mowbray, and Jonathan Coy (Relatively Speaking) as Fredrick Fellows. Other cast include Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkhuse as Poppy Norton Taylor, and Hubert Burton as Tim. Frequently hailed as one of the best comedies ever written, this new production of Noises Off celebrates the play's 40th anniversary, and follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce. Read a review round-up for Noises Off here. Noises Off is running at the Phoenix Theatre until 11 March 2023. Book Noises Off tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London
Video: First look at Noises Off starring Felicity Kendal, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly
A new trailer has dropped for the forthcoming West End run of Michael Frayn farce Noises Off. Noises Off will play the Phoenix Theatre from 19 January to 11 March 2023, directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever, Stones in his Pockets). One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Noises Off is celebrating its 40th anniversary with this new production, and follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce - all with hilarious results! The show stars Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, stage and screen actors Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner) as Belinda Blair, Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot) as Selsdon Mowbray, and Jonathan Coy (Relatively Speaking) as Fredrick Fellows. Other cast includes Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkhuse as Poppy Norton Taylor, and Hubert Burton as Tim. Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn, with the creative team including Lindsay Posner (Director), 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). Book Noises Off tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London Watch the trailer for Noises Off
Noises Off gets West End transfer starring Felicity Kendal, Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly
The acclaimed 40th Anniversary tour of Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning farce Noises Off is heading to the West End. The show will play the Phoenix Theatre from 19 January to 11 March 2023, on Monday to Saturday evenings, and Thursday and Saturday matinees . One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Noises Off is directed by Lindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever, Stones in his Pockets). Noises Off stars Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, stage and screen actors Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner) as Belinda Blair, Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot) as Selsdon Mowbray, and Jonathan Coy (Relatively Speaking) as Fredrick Fellows. The full cast includes Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton, Pepter Lunkhuse as Poppy Norton Taylor, and Hubert Burton as Tim. This production opened at the Theatre Royal Bath in September 2022 and has been touring the UK. It scored mainly four star reviews when it opened in Bath. 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. After watching from the wings a production of his 1970 farce The Two of Us with Richard Briers and Lynn Redgrave and noting that the goings on behind the scenes were funnier than out front, Michael Frayn wrote Noises Off. The original production opened in London in 1982 before becoming a worldwide hit. A feature film was made of Noises Off in 1992. Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn. The creative team for this 40th Anniversary production includes Lindsay Posner (Director), 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). Book Noises Off tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London
Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly board Noises Off 40th Anniversary tour
TV stars Tracy-Ann Oberman and Matthew Kelly will appear in the 40th Anniversary tour of Michael Frayn’s multi award-winning farce, Noises Off. Joining the previously announced Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Relatively Speaking and Hay Fever) as Dotty Otley, stage and screen actors Tracy-Ann Oberman (EastEnders, Friday Night Dinner and Edmond) is set to play Belinda Blair with Matthew Kelly (The Dresser, Waiting For Godot, as well as hosting Stars In Their Eyes and You Bet!) cast as Selsdon Mowbray.  The full cast will include 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  One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Noises Off will be directed byLindsay Posner (God of Carnage, Hay Fever, Stones in his Pockets). The tour will open at Theatre Royal Bath from 22 September 2022, before heading on to Richmond Theatre (4 – 15 October 2022), Theatre Royal Brighton (18 – 22 October 2022) and Cambridge Arts Theatre (25 October – 29 October 2022). Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Offfollows 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. After watching from the wings a production of his 1970 farce The Two of Us with Richard Briers and Lynn Redgrave and noting that the goings on behind the scenes were funnier than out front, Michael Frayn wrote Noises Off. The original production opened in London in 1982 before becoming a worldwide hit. A feature film was made of Noises Off in 1992. Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn. The creative team for this 40th Anniversary production includes Lindsay Posner (Director), 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). Tickets are on sale at venues. Book Noises Off tickets at the Phoenix Theatre in London
‘Miranda’s Sarah Hadland among new cast in West End transfer of ‘Noises Off’
Full casting has been announced for the West End transfer of 'Noises Off' which begins previews at the Garrick Theatre in late September. Sarah Hadland, best known to UK audiences for her role in tv series Miranda and The Job Lot, will join the cast as Belinda Blair. Sarah recently co-starred alongside Alex Kingston in the West End production of Admissions at Trafalgar Studios. She will star alongside Richard Henders (Company, The Beaux Stratagem) as Frederick Fellowes, Lisa McGrillis (This House) as Brooke Ashton, Anjli Mohindra (Bodyguard) as the stage manager and Adrian Richards (The Winter’s Tale) as Tim Allgood. They join the previously announced cast including Meera Syal (Beautiful Thing, The Kumars at No. 42), Lloyd Owen (Cleaning Up, Monarch of the Glen),  Daniel Rigby (Eric & Ernie, One Man, Two Guvnors) and Simon Rouse (Hangmen, Local Hero), who will reprise their roles from the Lyric Hammersmith. Requiring technical brilliance and split-second timing, Michael Frayn’s iconic British comedy takes audiences behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre. Directed by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House) the creative team includes design by Max Jones, lighting by Amy Mae Smith and sound by Lorna Munden. Noises Off is booking from 27 September 2019 until 4 January 2020 at the Garrick Theatre, London. Noises Off tickets are available now. Also see: Noises Off in the West End starring Felicity Kendal

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