Noises Off takes off

Published February 3, 2012

Michael Frayn’s Noises Off will transfer to the West End following its overwhelming success at the Old Vic theatre.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, Noises Off is the first show ever to transfer from the Old Vic into the West End. The production will open for a limited run on 24 March at the Novello theatre, starring original cast members Jonathan Coy, Janie Dee, Robert Glenister, Jamie Glover, Celia Imrie, Karl Johnson and Paul Ready.

The Olivier Award-winning play follows the behind-the-scenes shenanigans of a touring sex comedy as the cast fumble their way through disastrous dress rehearsals to the final performance with bothersome props, missed cues and forgotten lines.

The show left critics from The Telegraph and The Guardian unable to contain their laughter when it opened in December 2010, and was described by Quentin Letts from the Daily Mail as “comedy heaven”.

Noises Off will begin its run at the Novello theatre following the recently announced closure of Crazy For You, which runs until 17 March.

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