Other peoples’ misfortunes have proven comic gold for the entertainment industry for a long time. What exactly is it about seeing someone onstage or on television going through the most terrible hardships that makes us want to come back for more?
Whatever it is, that quality is present in abundance in Noises Off. Noises Off is the story of a hapless English acting troupe who are touring a production of a farce called Nothing On. Expect lots of doors slamming, sexual dalliances, confusions, and, of course, plates of sardines. The encompassing story about the acting troupe is every bit as convoluted. The questions about the actors – who’s in love with whom, who doesn’t know what, why is everyone angry – are every bit as deep as the questions about the characters they portray.
One of the funniest plays of the last thirty years.
- Janet Slade as Dotty Otley
- David Beddy as Lloyd Dallas
- Hugh Everett as Garry Lejeune
- Lorna Ayre as Brooke Ashton
- Hanna Lambert as Poppy Norton-Taylor
- Mike Shaw as Frederick Fellowes
- Allan Taylor as Selsdon Mowbray
- Roz Greenwood as Belinda Blair
- Ian Mairs as Tim Allgood
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