Noises Off premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith in 1982 and instantly became an iconic British comedy.
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, Noises Off makes its triumphant return to the Lyric almost 40 years on, in a bold new production by Jeremy Herrin (Wolf Hall/This House) for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
Age Recommendation: 14+
A bizarrely meta press night malfunction can’t take the fun out of Michael Frayn’s deathless backstage farce
The script is a delight as ever
Noises Off is enduring for all the ages
Frayn's chaotic farce as thrilling as ever
Admirably performed and generous-hearted revival of Michael Frayn's much-loved farce in its original home
All hell breaks loose in the most delightful way
Michael Frayn’s farce hits giddy heights
Frayn's farce about a farce raises laughs, but not the roof
THE perfect example of a (reasonably) modern English farce and you’re unlikely to see better than this production
A complex mix of intricate staging, highly choreographed slapstick and witty dialogue and each of these elements is delivered superbly by Herrin so much so that it’s hard to find any criticism about the production whatsoever