Noises Off UK Tour publicizes full casting starring Liza Goddard…

The fortieth anniversary manufacturing of Michael Frayn’s multi-award-winning farce, Noises Off is heading out on a serious UK tour this autumn, following a sell-out West Finish season on the Phoenix Theatre earlier this 12 months. Directed by Lindsay Posner, the touring manufacturing will star Liza Goddard as Dotty Otley, Matthew Kelly as Selsdon Mowbray and Simon Shepherd as Lloyd Dallas. They are going to 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 OffNoises Off will open at Birmingham Rep on 23 August for 3 weeks, earlier than touring to an extra 13 cities nationwide till 13 January 2024 together with: Newcastle, Bathtub, Truro, Blackpool, Poole, Salford, Guildford, York, Norwich, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Sheffield and Chichester. Additional dates and casting for 2024 to be introduced.

One of many biggest British comedies ever written, Michael Frayn’s celebrated play serves up a riotous double invoice, a play inside a play. Hurtling alongside at breakneck velocity, Noises Off follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre firm as they stumble their manner by the fictional farce, ‘Nothing On’. From the shambolic closing rehearsals earlier than opening night time in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-Beneath-Lyme seen completely, and hilariously silently, from backstage, we share their closing, brilliantly catastrophic efficiency in Stockton-on-Tees.

Liza Goddard’s intensive stage comedy credit embrace Lifetime of Riley, Speaking Doorways, Season’s Greetings and Comparatively Talking. Matthew Kelly gained the Olivier Award for Of Mice and Males and his West Finish credit embrace Ready for Godot, Comedians and Troilus and Cressida. Simon Shepherd’s many stage and TV credit embrace Peak Apply and West Finish productions of Posh, The Duck Home, Rapture, Artwork and Hay Fever.

Hailed because the grasp of farce comedy, multi award-winning playwright and novelist Michael Frayn has impressed a era of comedies since his manufacturing of Noises Off first opened in 1982. Now thought-about a comedy basic, Frayn’s legendary play has loved stagings worldwide, together with 5 productions within the West Finish and three on Broadway.

The fortieth anniversary manufacturing additionally returns to the West Finish in September taking part in on the Theatre Royal Haymarket with Felicity Kendal, Jonathan Coy and Alexander Hanson reprising their roles. The West Finish manufacturing will run concurrently with the touring manufacturing.

Noises Off is written by Michael Frayn. Directed by Lindsay Posner, with design by Simon Higlett, lighting by Paul Pyant, sound by Gregory Clarke, composition by Will Stuart, motion and battle course by Ruth Cooper-Brown and casting by Ginny Schiller. The Affiliate Director is George Jibson. Produced by Theatre Royal Bathtub Productions in affiliation with Birmingham Rep.

Itemizing Info:

NOISES OFF UK TOUR 2023-24

Wed 23 – Sat 9 Sep
BIRMINGHAM Rep
BOX OFFICE 0121 236 4455
birmingham-rep.co.uk

Tue 12 – Sat 16 Sep
NEWCASTLE Theatre Royal
BOX OFFICE 08448 11 21 21
theatreroyal.co.uk

Tue 19 – Sat 23 Sep
BATH Theatre Royal
BOX OFFICE 01225 448844
theatreroyal.org.uk

Tue 26 – Sat 30 Sep
TRURO Corridor for Cornwall
BOX OFFICE 01872 262466
hallforcornwall.co.uk

Tue 3 – Sat 7 Oct
BLACKPOOL Grand Theatre
BOX OFFICE 01253 290 190
blackpoolgrand.co.uk

Tue 10 – Sat 14 Oct
POOLE Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts
BOX OFFICE 01202 280000
lighthousepoole.co.uk

Tue 17 – Sat 21 Oct
SALFORD The Lowry
BOX OFFICE 0343 208 6000
thelowry.com

Tue 24 – Sat 28 Oct
GUILDFORD Yvonne Arnaud Theatre
BOX OFFICE 01483 44 00 00
yvonne-arnaud.co.uk

Tue 31 Oct – Sat 4 Nov
YORK Theatre Royal
BOX OFFICE 01904 623568
yorktheatreroyal.co.uk

Tue 7 – Sat 11 Nov
NORWICH Theatre Royal
BOX OFFICE 01603 63 00 00
norwichtheatre.org

Tue 14 – Sat 18 Nov
ABERDEEN His Majesty’s Theatre
BOX OFFICE 01224 641122
aberdeenperformingarts.com

Tue 21 – Sat 25 Nov
MILTON KEYNES Theatre
BOX OFFICE 0844 871 7652

Tue 28 Nov – Sat 2 Dec
SHEFFIELD Lyceum Theatre
BOX OFFICE 0114 249 6000
sheffieldtheatres.co.uk

Tue 9 – Sat 13 Jan
CHICHESTER Pageant Theatre
BOX OFFICE 01243 781312
cft.org.uk

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