By Michael Frayn, directed by Philip de Glanville
22nd – 25th April 2009
NOISES OFF – said to be one of the funniest plays ever written – is Michael Frayn’s famously wry look at that great British tradition, the bedroom farce, complete with trouser-dropping males, eye-popping females, doors, pratfalls and plates of sardines…
We met the hopelessly dysfunctional cast of ‘Nothing On’ at their disastrous dress rehearsal, and then followed them backstage as their tour of run-down provincial theatres progressively unfolds, and finally collapses, in utterly hilarious chaos. No-one who saw the play will forget the magnificent set revolving to the sound of the Blue Danube!