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Noises Off

  • Autumn 2022
Noises Off

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Theatre Royal Bath Sept/Oct 2022
UK Tour Autumn 2022

One of the greatest British comedies ever written returns to Bath for the first time in almost a decade, starring one of our best-loved stage and screen stars, Felicity Kendal.

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 offstage 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.

One of the UK’s best-loved actors, Felicity Kendal plays the role of Dotty Otley. Having shot to fame in The Good Life, Felicity has won numerous awards for her stage work. Recent visits to Bath have included Relatively Speaking, Hay Fever and The Argument.

Lindsay Posner is 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. His recent productions in Bath include God of Carnage, Stones in his Pockets, She Stoops To Conquer, and he previously directed Felicity Kendal in the West End transfer of Hay Fever.

★★★★★ “The ultimate comedy of theatrical chaos and confusion”Sunday Express

★★★★★ “Lindsay Posner’s miraculously choreographed revival is proof that Noises  Off has lost none of its power to reduce adults to hysterical, helpless wrecks” Mail on Sunday

★★★★★ “As finely worked as a Swiss watch and as funny as the human condition permits” The Times

“I giggled myself silly throughout” Observer

Reviews from the 2012 Old Vic production & tour

Theatre Royal Bath September/October 2022

UK Tour Autumn 2022

Theatre Royal Bath Productions present

Felicity Kendal, Jonahan Coy & Matthew Kelly in

NOISES OFF by Michael Frayn

Directed by Lindsay Posner