Noises Off

Noises Off

3.8 (9) · ComedyClassic Drama

Michael Frayn’s iconic backstage comedy Noises Off transfers to the West End, following a triumphant sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.

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23 September 2019  ·  Follow on Stagedoor
“This classic farce is a must-see for anyone who enjoyed The Play That Goes Wrong or The Comedy About A Bank Robbery. Transferring to the West End from the Lyric Hammersmith, it's already received a clutch of 4 & 5 star reviews from critics.”


With technical brilliance and split-second timing, it takes us behind the scenes with a company of actors in a hilarious and heartfelt tribute to the unpredictability of life in the theatre. Hailed as one of the funniest plays of all time, the Olivier Award-winning Noises Off originally premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1982 and instantly became a timeless British comedy.

In an exuberant new production by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), Noises Off arrives at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run, for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.

Age Recommendation: 12+

Critic reviews

Every second is joyful, silly and perfectly executed

A Younger Theatre

Clever But Not That Funny


Sheer brilliance

Broadway World

It is often said that laughter is the best medicine. In which case, Noises Off should be prescribed on the NHS

London Theatre

As the original play that goes wrong, ‘Noises Off‘ is a brilliant farce and this top notch production enjoys a welcome return to the West End

West End Wilma

It is immediately understandable why this show is such a success, with all working simultaneously to deliver a high-energy, hilarious performance of lightning-fast slapstick comedy

The Upcoming

Play about a play offers feats of choreography and an excellent cast

The Independent

A furious whirlwind of limbs and misunderstandings

The Times

Gags and twists in this send-up of theatre world will never get old

Evening Standard

Sublime chaos in Michael Frayn's meta-farce

The Arts Desk

Date & time

Show ended
Fri 27 Sep - Sat 4 Jan, 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Runtime: 2 hrs 10 mins


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