Performed at the garrick Theatre between 27 Sep, 2019 and 04 Jan, 2020
Michael Frayn’s iconic backstage comedy Noises Off transfers to the West End, following a triumphant sell-out season at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre.
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, the Olivier Award-winning Noises Off originally premiered at the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre in 1982 and instantly became a timeless British comedy.
In an exuberant new production by Jeremy Herrin (All My Sons, Wolf Hall, This House), Noises Off arrives at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run, for fans to enjoy and new audiences to discover.
'The funniest farce ever written.'
'It is quite simply a masterpiece.'
'These times call for laughter - and this delivers.'
'As thrilling as ever.'
'You will laugh out loud.'
Theatre includes: Admissions (Trafalgar Studios), Dance Nation (Almeida), The Way Of The World (Donmar), The Norman Conquests, Canvas (Chichester), Raving (Hampstead), Decor Without Production (Royal Court), The War Has Not Yet Started (Southwark Playhouse), What’s In A Name (Birmingham Rep), A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Dear Brutus, The Day That Kevin Came (Nottingham Playhouse), What The Butler Saw (Northampton Royal), Hobson’s Choice (Stephen Joseph), Grease (Cambridge Theatre).
Television includes: Miranda, Horrible Histories, The Moonstone, Inside No 9, W1A, The Bleak Old Shop Of Stuff, Waterloo Road, Radges, Stop/Start, How Not to Live Your Life, Beautiful People, That Mitchell and Webb Look, Broken News, Love Soup, Heatwave, The Genius Of Beethoven, Learners, A Dark Adapted Eye (BBC). The Job Lot (RTS nomination: Best Comedy Performance), Moving Wallpaper, The Jury, The Berries, Bad Girls, Sewermen (ITV), Peep Show, Ballot Monkeys, The IT Crowd, Green Wing, Bob and Margaret (CH4), Hang Ups (Slam TV), Hoff The Record (Dave TV), Ratburger (King Bert), Galavant (ABC), Brotherhood (Comedy Central), Marley’s Ghosts (Objective), Saxondale (Baby Cow).
Film includes: Horrible Histories – The Movie: Rotten Romans, The Queens’s Corgi, Burton and Taylor, Now Is Good, Royal Wedding, Leap Year, Quantum Of Solace, Grow Your Own, Magicians, Confetti, Basil.
Training: Mabel Fletcher
Theatre Includes: Company at The Gielgud Theatre, West End; The Beaux Stratagem, The White Guard, Caroline or Change, Love’s Labour’s Lost, Anything Goes, The Cherry Orchard, Summerfolk, The Merchant of Venice, Candide and Frogs, all at the National Theatre; Oh! What a Lovely War on tour for the National Theatre and at the Roundhouse; Hallisinia at the National and at Tate Gallery; Alice in Wonderland for the RSC; Fortune’s Fool at the Old Vic; 55 Days at Hampstead; Little Platoons and Kiss the Sky at the Bush Theatre; The Seagull at Bristol Old Vic; Pacific Overtures (Olivier Award Nomination) at the Donmar Warehouse; Three Sisters at Chichester Festival Theatre; The Knocky at the Royal Court; Julius Caesar at Birmingham Rep; The Cherry Blossom Tree and The Warehouse at Liverpool Playhouse; Captain Swing at Leeds Playhouse; An Absolute Turkey in the West End; Stolen Christmas and The Secrets of Theodore Brown at the Unicorn; and Macbeth at the Royal Exchange, Manchester.
TV Includes: Holby City, Kingdom, Inspector Lynley Mysteries, Foyle’s War, The Children of the New Forest, Pie in the Sky, Can you Hear Me Thinking?, Cadfael, The Narnia Chronicles, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and Brookside
Theatre includes: Noises Off (Lyric Hammersmith), Human Animals, The Pass (Royal Court), This House, The Pitmen Painters (National Theatre), The Awkward Squad (Arts Theatre), Much Ado About Nothing, The Globe Mysteries (Shakespeare’s Globe), The Pitmen Painters (Manhattan Theatre), First Draft, A Sock in the Wash, Nicole Most Famous (Live Theatre), Hansel and Gretel, Tattercoats (Northern Stage), A Light in Westgate Street (Three over Eden), Tonic (Open Clasp) and Boston Marriage (Arc).
Television includes: King Gary (BBC/Shiny Button), Deadwater Fell (Kudos Film and TV), Last Night in Soho (Big Smoke Pictures Ltd), Death in Paradise, George Gently, Mum, The Musketeers, Rocket Man (BBC), No Offence (Abbott Vision), Fungus the Bogeyman (Sky Cinema), Hepburn (Baby Cow) and Spit Game (BBC2/Zenith North).
Film includes: Only You (The Bureau), The Pass (Toledo Productions), Much Ado About Nothing (Shakespeare’s Globe) and The Other Possibility (Pinball Films).
Short Film includes: Going Down (Missing Link Films).
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Theatre includes: Zaida and Aadam (Bush Theatre), Teddy Ferrara (Donmar Warehose), Dara (National Theatre), Behind The Beautiful Flowers (National Theatre), The Importance of Being Earnest (Nottingham Playhouse), Starcross’d (Oldham Coliseum), After Miss Julie (The Television Workshop), East Is East (Birmingham Rep Theatre) and Twelfth Night (Nottingham Playhouse).
Television includes: Wild Bill (ITV), Legends of Tomorrow (CW), Bodyguard, The Dead Room, Cuffs, My Jihad, The Sarah Jane Adventures (BBC), The Bisexual (Sister Pictures), Dark Heart, Bancroft, Wagstaffe (ITV), The Boy with the Topknot (Kudos Productions), Project X (Hat Trick for BBC2), Paranoid (Red Production for ITV), It Could Be Us (Nutopia), Cucumber (Channel 4), The Missing (New Pictures for BBC), Doughnuts: Coming Up (Touchpaper for Channel 4), Beaver Falls (Company Pictures for E4), Law and Order (Kudos for ITV) and The Inbetweeners (Bwark for E4).
Film includes: Miss You Already (Embargo Films).
Theatre credits include: The End of Longing (Playhouse Theatre); Good People (Hampstead Theatre/Noël Coward Theatre); Stuff Happens (National Theatre Live: 50 Years On Stage); The Bodyguard (Adelphi Theatre); Loyalty (Hampstead Theatre); Blood and Gifts (National Theatre); Paul (National Theatre); Clouds (Cambridge Arts Theatre/No. 1 Tour); Iphigenia (Crucible Theatre); The York Realist (Royal Court/West End/English Touring Theatre); Edward Ii (Crucible Theatre); Julius Caesar (Young Vic); The Way Of The World (Manchester Royal Exchange); Morphic Resonance (Donmar Warehouse); Closer (Lyric Theatre); Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf (Almeida/Aldwych); East Lynne (Greenwich Theatre); Grab The Dog (National Theatre); Our Boys (Donmar Warehouse); Henry VI: Part III (RSC); Hamlet (Haymarket Theatre, Leicester); Twelfth Night (Cheek By Jowl); Macbeth (Cheek By Jowl); The Tempest (Cheek By Jowl); Philoctetes (Cheek By Jowl); The Parquet Floor (Young Vic) and The Passport (Young Vic).
Film credits include: HHhH (Légende Films); Free Ride (Aberration Films); Apollo 18 (Dimension Films); Miss Potter (The Weinstein Company) and The Republic of Love (Dan Films).
Television credits include: Cleaning Up (Sister Pictures/ ITV); Silent Witness (BBC); Death In Paradise (Red Planet/BBC); You, Me And The Apocalypse (Working Title/NBC Universal/Sky 1); The Originals (The CW); Midsomer Murders (ITV); Fairly Legal (USA Network); Taking The Flak (BBC); Inside The Box Pilot (ABC); Inseparable (ABC Pilot); Viva Laughlin (CBS); Calais Rules (BBC Pilot); The Innocence Project (BBC); Ghost Squad (Company Pictures/C4); Monarch Of The Glen (Ecosse/BBC Scotland); The Vice (Carlton); Coupling (BBC); Dead Gorgeous (Carlton Productions); Wire In The Blood (Coastal Productions); Hearts & Bones (United Broadcasting); Gypsy Girl (Film And General Prods); Get Real (ITV); The Cinder Path (ITV); The Young Indiana Jones Chronicles (Lucasfilm/Paramount); The Story Of Frankenstein (YTV); Stay Lucky (YTV); The Chief (Anglia TV); Forever Green (ITV) and Boon (Central TV).
Adrian trained at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama. Theatre includes: Tim in Noises Off! (Garrick Theatre, West End), Stanley/Henry/Chris in The Actor’s Nightmare (Park Theatre), Tailor/Journalist/Golf Caddie/Security in Eden (Hampstead Theatre), Mohammed in Der Rosenkavalier (Glyndebourne), Polixenes in The Winter’s Tale (National Theatre), Duncan/Witch/Murderer in Macbeth (National Theatre), Ensemble (u/s Col & Aloysius) in Don Juan in Soho (Wyndham’s Theatre, West End), Yakov/Peasant 2 in Wild Honey (Hampstead Theatre), Isaam/Ensemble in The Suicide (National Theatre), Mute Eunuch in Die Entführung Aus dem Serail (Glyndebourne), Clint in Advice For The Young At Heart (Theatre Centre).
Trained: Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts.
Theatre credits include: Twelfth Night (National Theatre); Holes (The Invisible Dot/Arcola Theatre/Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2013); Berk In Progress (Edinburgh Fringe Festival/Soho Theatre); One Man, Two Guvnors (National Theatre/Adelphi Theatre, West End/Music Box Theatre, New York); Fred Karno Workshops (Bristol Slapstick Festival); Daniel Rigby: Afterbirth (Pleasance, Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2010); The Count of Monte Cristo (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Beyond the Front Line (The Lowry, Salford); The Mothwokfantastic (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2009); Marine Parade (Workshop) (Old Vic); Natural Selection (Theatre 503); Pleasance Comedy Reserve (Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2008); Great Expectations (Aberystwyth Arts Centre); All Quiet on the Western Front (Nottingham Playhouse); The White Album (Nottingham Playhouse); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Orchestra Of The Age); The Burial At Thebes (Nottingham Playhouse); Romeo and Juliet (Nuffield Theatre, Southampton); Hamlet (Thelma Holt Productions); The King Stage (Workshop) (Young Vic); Chloe and Will’s Hot Date Night (Catsnake Studios) and Stand Up (National Film and Television School).
Film credits include: The Kidnapping of Richard Franco (The London Film Studios/Nice One Film); Watership Down (42/Biscuit Filmworks) and Flyboys (Electric Entertainment).
Television credits include: Plebs (Production Company); Gap Year (Eleven); Sick (King Bert/Sky Atlantic); Flowers (Kudos/ Channel 4); Jericho (ITV); Undercover (Bonafide Films/Baby Cow); That Day We Sang (BBC); Big School (BBC); From There To Here (Kudos); Agatha Christie’s Marple: A Caribbean Mystery (Granada International); Black (Channel 4/Zeppotron); Comedy Showcase (Big Talk/Channel 4); Cardinal Burns (E4); Watson & Oliver (BBC); Ideal (BBC North/ Baby Cow); Eric & Ernie (BBC); The Street (BBC); Spooks: Code 9 (Kudos/BBC) and Lillies (BBC).
Theatre credits include: Local Hero (Edinburgh Lyceum); Insignificance (Arcola); Tribes (Crucible); The Dresser (Duke of York’s); Hangmen (Royal Court); Anything Goes (Crucible/ UK Tour); The Full Monty (Noel Coward Theatre/Sheffield Lyceum/David Pugh Productions); The Bomb (Tricycle); Tactical Questioning (Tricycle); When We Are Married (Garrick Theatre); Jack and the Beanstalk (E & B Productions); A Midsummer Night’s Dream (City of London Festival); The Changing Room (Royal Court/Duke of York’s); Ghosts (Bradford Alhambra Theatre); Black Angel (King’s Head); The Daughter in Law (Nottingham Playhouse); Fishing (New End Theatre); Rat In The Skull (Plymouth); The Way of the World (Arts Council); Tis’ Pity She’s a Whore (RSC); Lorenzaccio (RSC); Sons Of Light (RSC); The Caretaker (Shaw Theatre); Under Arm Bowling (New End Theatre); Widower’s Houses (Tyneside Theatre); Runaway (RSC); Lenz (Almost Free Theatre); The Sweet Bird of Youth (Triumph Theatre Prods Ltd.); The Sea (Royal Court); Coriolanus (RSC); Anthony and Cleopatra (RSC) and Titus Andronicus (RSC).
Film credits include: The Tale of Wilson Snowflake Bentley (Short) (NFTS); Butley (Ely Landau Org); Bones (Moving Picture Company); Pop Pirates (CFTVF); Parker (Virgin Films); The Ragman’s Daughter (Harpoon Films); Running Club (Short) (Real Women Films).
Television credits include: Absentia (Sony Pictures Television Networks/ Masha Productions); Peacock (Pilot) (Big Talk Productions & Sky); Moving On: Invisible (BBC); The Dumping Ground (BBC); Casualty (BBC); Coronation Street (ITV/ Granada); Broadchurch (Kudos); Soko Leipzig (UFA); The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret (RDF Television); The Bill (Talkback Thames); Dead Romantic (BBC); Minder (Thames Television); Sheppey (BBC); St. Joan (BBC); The Master Builder (BBC); Blood Royal: William the Conqueror (Brittanic); Boon (Central); Dramarama (Border TV); Bread (BBC); C.A.T.S (TVS); Operation Julie (Tyne Tees); Albion Market (Granada); Robin of Sherwood (HTV); Juliet Brava (BBC); Grace Kelly (ABC); Radio Phoenix (TVS); Play For Tomorrow (BBC); Smuggler (HTV); Doctor Who (BBC); The Manions of America (EMI TV); Dick Turpin (LWT); Even Solomon (BBC); One Bummer Newsday (BBC); Wednesday Love (BBC); The Professionals (BBC); Crime and Punishment (BBC); Life of Shakespeare (ATV); We Never Do What They Want (ITV); It’s Only Rock and Roll (ITV); Sam (Granada) and Softly Softly (BBC).
Theatre credits include: Peter Pan (Birmingham Hippodrome); Pinter at the Pinter (Harold Pinter Theatre); Annie (Piccadilly Theatre); A Profoundly Affectionate Passionate Devotion to Someone (Royal Court); Romeo & Juliet (Garrick Theatre); Behind the Beautiful Forevers (National Theatre); If You Don’t Let Us Dream, We Won’t Let You Sleep (Royal Court); Much Ado About Nothing (RSC); The Killing of Sister George (Arts Theatre); Shirley Valentine (Menier Chocolate Factory/Trafalgar Studios); Rafta, Rafta (National Theatre); Bombay Dreams (Really Useful Theatre Company/ Apollo Victoria); The Vagina Monologues (Old Vic/West End/Madison Square Garden New York); One Of Us (Edinburgh Festival and Tour); Serious Money (Royal Court/West End/Public Theatre New York); The Great Celestial Cow (Royal Court Upstairs and Tour); Minor Complications (Royal Court); True Dare Kiss (Royal Court); Kissing God (Hampstead); All the Fun of the Fair (Half Moon Theatre); Film Film Film (Shaw Theatre); Byrthrite (Royal Court); School for Scandal (Bristol Old Vic); Kirti Sona and Ba (Leicester Haymarket); My Girl (Theatre Royal Stratford East); Blood
Wedding (Half Moon Theatre and Tour); Peer Gynt (National Theatre); The Oppressed Minorities Big Fun Show (Edinburgh Festival/Shaw Theatre); Goodness Gracious Me (National Tour) and Barbenger (Bracknell Studios).
Television credits include: The Split (BBC/Sister Pictures); Riviera (Riviera Pictures); Walliams and Friends (King Bert Productions); The Musketeers (BBC America); Midsomer Murders (Bentley Productions); Broadchurch (Kudos/ITV); The Brink (HBO); The Boy in the Dress (BBC); Psychobitches (Sky Arts); The Job Lot (Big Talk); The Kumars (Hat Trick Productions); Crackanory (Tiger Aspect); Silk (BBC); Bollywood Carmen (BBC); Family Tree (NBC); Hunted (Kudos/HBO); Mr Swallow (Comedy Taster) (BBC); The Jury (ITV); Doctor Who (BBC1); Little Crackers (Sky); Minder (Talkback Thames); Beautiful People (BBC); Jekyll (BBC/Hartswood Films); The Amazing Mrs Pritchard (Kudos/BBC); The Secretary Who Stole £4 Million (BBC); Life Isn’t All Ha Ha Hee Hee (BBC); Goodness Gracious Me (BBC); Who Do You Think You Are (BBC); Linda Green (Shed Productions), The Kumars At No. 42 (Hat Trick Productions/BBC); Fat Friends (ITV); Mrs Bradley Mysteries (BBC); Holding On (BBC); Band of Gold (Granada); Deadly Crack (BBC); Flight (BBC); Memsahib Rita (BBC); Degrees of Error (Granada); Absolutely Fabulous (BBC); Sean’s Show (Channel 4); Jo Brand Through The Cakehole (Baby Cow/Channel 4); My Sister Wife (BBC); Taggart (STV); Crossing the Floor (BBC); The Real McCoy (BBC); Kinsey (BBC); The Bureaucracy of Love (Channel 4); A Little Princess (LWT); Secret Diary of Adrian Mole (LWT); The Bill (ITV); Majdhar (Channel 4) and Bedtime (Hat Trick Productions).
Film credits include: Horrible Histories (Altitude Films); Nativity Rocks (Mirrorball Films); Patrick (Disney/Prescience); Paddington 2 (Marmalade Films); The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (Walt Disney Pictures); Dr Strange (Marvel Studios); Alice Through the Looking Glass (Walt Disney Pictures); Absolutely Anything (Bill & Ben Productions); All In Good Time (Left Bank Pictures); You Will Meet A Tall Dark Stranger (Dippermouth Procductions); Desert Flower (Desert Flower Film Productions); Mad, Sad & Bad (Ipso Facto Films); Jhoom Barabar Jhoom (Yash Raj Films); Scoop (Jelly Roll Productions); Anita and Me (BBC); Girls Night (Granada); Beautiful Thing (World Productions); International Reactions (Yo Yo Films); It’s Not Unusual (Brown Bag Productions); A Nice Arrangement (Umbi Films) and Sammy and Rosie Get Laid (Working Title).
Radio credits include: An Everyday Story of Afghan Folk (BBC Radio 4); Leaving Normal (Pacificus Productions); Prisoner 1084 (BBC Radio 4); Kipling In Love (BBC Radio 4); Verse Universe (BBC Radio 4); Ladies Excuse Me (BBC Radio 4); Women’s Troubles… (BBC Radio 4); Wicked Words (Ladbroke Radio); Morning Story (BBC Radio 4); Pankhiraj (Radio 4) and World Service Goodness Gracious Me (BBC Radio 4).
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Theatre includes: The Mentor, Stepping Out (Vaudeville Theatre); Travesties, Mill On The Floss (Nottingham Playhouse); Vanity Fair, French Without Tears (Northcott); Cleo, Camping, Emmanuelle and Dick (Harrogate Theatre); Time Of My Life (Bristol Old Vic); Over My Shoulder – The Jessie Matthews Story (Jermyn Street); Vanity Fair (Covent Garden Festival); Overrulled, Hecuba (Tristan Bates); Pal Joey (Chichester Festival Theatre); 110 In The Shade (Fortune); Chicago (Adelphi); Hot Mikado (Queens); Cats (New London).
Television includes: Matt Berry & Rich Fulcher’s “Snuff Box”, (BBC3); Genie in the House (Nickelodeon); Casualty, EastEnders, What’s Happening? (BBC); The One (ITV).
Film includes: 24 Hours In London, Tillington Hills, Emma, “Sweet” with The Mighty Boosh!
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Abby trained at Italia Conti Academy.
Theatre credits include: Flutter (Soho Theatre), A Local Boy (Arts Theatre), Suspicious Minds (Pleasance Theatre), McQueen (Haymarket Theatre) and A Small Family Business (National Theatre).
Screen credits include: Mary Queen of Scots (Working Title), Doctors (BBC), Modern Life is Rubbish (Serotonin Films).
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Theatre includes: The Moderate Soprano (Duke of York’s Theatre), North by Northwest (Theatre Royal Bath and Royal Alexandra Theatre Toronto), The Plough and the Stars (National Theatre), An Enemy of the Theatre (Chichester Festival Theatre), Charlie’s Dark Angel (Company of Strangers), New Atlantis (Las Theatre), For Whom the Bell Tolls (Theatre 503), Juno and the Paycock (Abbey Theatre and National Theatre), The Art of Concealment (GC Productions), Howie the Rookie (Old Red Lion Theatre), Jane Eyre (City Theatre Dublin), Whistle in the Dark (Manchester Royal Exchange and Tricycle Theatre) and Blood Brothers (Phoenix Theatre).
Television includes: EastEnders, Murder Maps, Henry VIII and his Six Wives, Dani’s House, The Tudors, Whatever London Means, The Magnificent Ambersons, Fair City, Custer’s Last Stand up, Ros na Run.
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Training: Bristol Old Vic Theatre School
Theatre credits include: Jack Gurney and 14th Earl of Gurney in The Ruling Class, Berlin in Europe and Colin in People (Pitlochry Festival Theatre); Mark Antony in Julius Caesar (Guildford Shakespeare Company); Charles Surface in The School of Scandal, Paris in Romeo and Juliet, Valentine in Arcadia and Orlando in As You Like It (Shakespeare at the Tobacco Factory); Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger (Reading Rep); Macbeth in Macbeth, Laertes in Hamlet and Romeo in Romeo & Juliet (Young Shakespeare Company); Tristan in All Creatures Great & Small (Gala Theatre).