Archives - Noises Off
by Michael Frayn
Directed by Keith Thompson
Friday 19th – Saturday 27th February 2010 in the Auditorium
This famous farce tracks the progress into disaster of a rather bad play, seen both onstage and backstage.
Michael Frayn’s play never misses a trick. Its first act is a pastiche of traditional farce; the second, a variant on it; the third, an elaborate undermining of it. A touring company rehearse Nothing On, a conventional farce.
Mixing mockery and homage, Frayn heaps into this play-within-a-play characters and situations in a hilarious mêlée. We see the onstage farce and also revealed is the farce behind the scenes in the astonishingly ingenious middle act. Cheery char, outraged wife and squeaky blonde — voices rise and trousers fall.
Free-of-charge pre- and post-show talks now feature at the Barn on the following nights:
A great farce
A pulverisingly funny play
The funniest play I have ever seen in the West End
Part of the Barn’s 2009/2010 season
Presented by The Barn Theatre Club
Event details from The Barn Theatre Archive
Friday 19th – Saturday 27th February 2010
|Friday 19th February||8.00pm|
|Saturday 20th February||8.00pm|
|Monday 22nd February||8.00pm||Show Talk at 7.30pm: Director Keith Thompson explains why Frayn's play works so well on stage.|
|Tuesday 23rd February||8.00pm||Show Talk at 7.30pm: Dr. Cindy Lawford talks about Frayn and his very English farce.|
|Wednesday 24th February||8.00pm||Show Talk after the performance: Your chance to ask the cast and creative team about the play|
|Thursday 25th February||8.00pm|
|Friday 26th February||8.00pm|
|Saturday 27th February||2.30pm||Matinée|
|Saturday 27th February||8.00pm|