Noises Off - Cast Announced

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Starring Liza Goddard, Matthew Kelly and Simon Shepherd

The 40th anniversary production of Michael’s Frayn’s multi award-winning farce, Noises Off is heading out on a major UK tour this autumn, following a sell-out West End season at the Phoenix Theatre earlier this year. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the touring production will star Liza Goddard as Dotty Otley, Matthew Kelly as Selsdon Mowbray and Simon Shepherd as Lloyd Dallas. They will be joined on tour by Simon Coates as Frederick Fellowes, Lucy Robinson as Belinda Blair, Daniel Rainford as Tim Allgood, Dan Fredenburgh as Garry Lejeune, Lisa Ambalavanar as Brooke Ashton and Nikhita Lesler as Poppy Norton-Taylor. 

Noises Off will open at Birmingham Rep on 23 August for three weeks, before touring to a further 13 cities nationwide until 13 January 2024 Further dates and casting for 2024 to be announced. 

One of the greatest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double bill, a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, ‘Nothing On’. From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-Under-Lyme seen entirely, and hilariously silently, from backstage, we share their final, brilliantly catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees. 

The 40th anniversary production also returns to the West End in September playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy and Alexander Hanson reprising their roles. The West End production will run concurrently with the touring production.

Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn.& Directed by Lindsay Posner, Produced by Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with Birmingham Rep.

  • Wed 23 – Sat 9 Sep BIRMINGHAM Rep 
  • Tue 12 – Sat 16 Sep NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
  • Tue 19 – Sat 23 Sep BATH Theatre Royal
  • Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sep TRURO Hall for Cornwall
  • Tue 3 – Sat 7 Oct  BLACKPOOL Grand Theatre
  • Tue 10 – Sat 14 Oct POOLE Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
  • Tue 17 – Sat 21 OctSALFORD The Lowry
  • Tue 24 – Sat 28 OctGUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
  • Tue 31 - Sat 4 Oct Nov YORK Theatre Royal
  • Tue 7 – Sat 11 Nov NORWICH Theatre Royal
  • Tue 14 – Sat 18 Nov ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre
  • Tue 21 – Sat 25 Nov MILTON KEYNES Theatre
  • Tue 28 Nov – Sat 2 Dec SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre  
  • Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jan CHICHESTER Festival Theatre - ON SALE SOON

Further Information: Noises Off — Theatre Royal Bath