Archives - Noises Off

by Michael Frayn

Directed by Keith Thompson

Saturday 5th – Saturday 12th May 1990 in the Auditorium

This play opens with a touring company dress-rehearsing Nothing On, a conventional farce — a hilarious melee.

Cheery char, outraged wife and squeaky blonde stampede in and out — voices rise and trousers fall. But Noises Off is a farce about farce, and in the brilliantly inventive second and third acts we see the play-within-a-play undermined. Complex personal relationships backstage, and a plate of sardines and an alcoholic has-been, neither of which are ever in the right place — this play mixes mockery and homage — a great farce.

Festivals

  • Felixstowe - 2nd June
    • Placed Second
    • Audience Appreciation Runners Up
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Part of the Barn’s 1989/1990 season and a festival entry

Presented by The Barn Theatre Club

Cast

Dotty Otley-Jo Davies
Lloyd Dallas-Keith Bridgeman
Garry Lejeune-Stephen Thompson
Brooke Ashton-Jenny Miles
Poppy Norton-Taylor-Hazel Halliday
Frederick Fellowes-Clive George
Belinda Blair-Victoria Rive
Tim Allgood-John Cook
Selsdon Mowbray-Jack Wood

Creative team

Director-Keith Thompson
Lighting Design-Eric Farlie
Stage Manager-Robert Gill
Assistant Stage Managers-Heather Palmer
Neil Todman
June Ellis
Prompter-Peggy Thompson
Lighting Operator-Pam Farlie
Wardrobe and Properties-Irene Gill
Sybil Thompson
Shirley Shaw
Set Construction-Clyde Wilson
John Wight
Pat Finch
Nigel Rive
Andy Miles
David Shaw
Norman Merry
Production Secretary-Hazel Halliday

Gold Taps by Jewson of Harpenden. Flight Bags courtesy of Andes Travel

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