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.
Saturday 4 January 2020
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
2hr 10mins including interval one interval
'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: 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).
POPPY NORTON TAYLOR
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).
Friday 27 September 2019 – Saturday 4 January 2020
Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
Wednesday & Saturday 2.30pm
Running time: 2hr 10mins including interval one interval
Age recommendation: 12+
Monday 11th November 2019 – Captioned Performance, provided by Stage text
Tuesday 26th November 2019 – Audio Described performance, provided by Vocal eyes
Tickets from £15
All tickets include a £1.50 Theatre Restoration Levy
GROUPS AND EDUCATION BOOKINGS
10+ GROUP ACCELERATOR RATE
Price Band A reduced to £32.50
Valid Monday – Thursday performances.
Performances up to 14 November 2019.
Excluding October Half Term, w/c 21 October 2019 (standard group rates apply).
Book by 12 October 2019.
6+ STANDARD GROUP RATE
Price Band A reduced to £45
15+ STANDARD GROUP RATE
Price Band A reduced to £35
Valid Monday – Thursday performances. Performances up to 19 December 2019.
To book a group, call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm) or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10+ EDUCATION RATE
Price Bands B & C reduced to £22.50
+1 FREE teacher for every 10 tickets booked.
Valid Monday – Wednesday performances until 11 December 2019. Excluding October Half Term, w/c 21 October 2019 (standard group rates apply).
To book a school group, call us on +44 (0)330 333 4817 (Mon – Fri, 10am – 6pm) or email email@example.com
VISITING THE VENUE
The Garrick Theatre opens 45 minutes before the start of each performance.
The Garrick Theatre Box Office is open Monday to Saturday 10am-8pm. Where there are performances on a Sunday, the Box Office will open from 10am until the start of the final performance of the day.
The Garrick Theatre is located on Charing Cross Road, near to Leicester Square in London’s West End. Below you can find information on how to get to the theatre and a map showing the location of the venue.
If you’re driving into the West End to see a show, take advantage of Q-Park’s Theatreland Parking Scheme. Save 50% off parking with Q-Park (after 12pm and for up to 4 hours). To qualify, simply present your Q-Park car park ticket for validation at our box office and the car park machine will automatically charge you half price. For details of locations and prices please visit Q-Park’s website.
Garrick Theatre, 2 Charing Cross Road, London, WC2H 0HH.
10am – 7.30pm, Monday to Saturday
Leicester Square (Northern, Piccadilly), Charing Cross (Northern, Bakerloo), Embankment (District, Circle)
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