Roundabout presents this farcical play-within-a-play, complete with plates of sardines, semi-dressed ingenues, and slamming doors aplenty. More…
'Noises Off' is a first-rate comedy about a second-rate theatre company staging a third-rate play. The opening night performance of the farce 'Nothing On' is just hours away, and as the cast stumbles through their final dress rehearsal, things couldn't be going any worse. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it’s complete pandemonium before they reach intermission. Can the cast pull their act together on the stage even if they can't behind the scenes?
See it if you love farce. This slamming-door romp doesn't let up for a second. Nothing to be learned, but lots of laughs if you like physical comedy.
Don't see it if broad silliness annoys you, as it does me. I gave a higher rating because the production is perfect. Strong acting, impeccable staging.
See it if You love to laugh, you appreciate an intelligent farce that stretches it's traditions to the max to become a farce's farce, nonstop action
Don't see it if Farce is not your thing, you don't appreciate slapstick, you can't find the value in stretching farce traditions, you're a curmudgeon
See it if you enjoy a brilliant farce within a farce and excellent ensemble acting with all-star cast including Megan Hilty's hilarious dumb blond.
Don't see it if farces are not your style no matter how well executed.
See it if you're depressed (this show will lift your spirits). Also, see it if you love madcap comedies, plays about plays, or you just love to laugh.
Don't see it if you're not a fan of meta shows.
See it if You love door-slamming farces, whether or not you've seen this show in the past.
Don't see it if You can't stand farce or dislike the idea of backstage antics.
See it if You are a fan of slamming door farce. This is I think the best example of British slamming door farce ever written !
Don't see it if You don't like a show based largely on physical comedy that' is brilliantly performed.
See it if You like a "chestnut' slipping about in sardine oil & inspired comic moves & interp from Andrea Martin
Don't see it if You can't get past the slow moments building up to the comic hysteria
See it if You enjoy a great ensemble cast of actors you know, hilarious slapstick comedy and great timing.
Don't see it if You don't like to laugh. I'm hoping the performances will become more effortless-they seemed to be working hard & it made me a little tired!
See it if you can get past the play being dated and want to see a talented ensemble act the hell out of this comedy, Megan Hilty's stunt on the stairs
Don't see it if you don't like farce or would find endless repetition too boring to appreciate the comical nuances
See it if The rest of the audience loved and laughed uproariously.
Don't see it if I didn't. I found it hard to follow. The thick British accents made deciphering the dialogue difficult.
See it if you want to see a laugh out loud funny show with an all-star cast.
Don't see it if you aren't a fan of over-the-top farces.
See it if You enjoy broad physical comedy. I had trouble following the plot and while the slapstick was well done, I didn't find it funny.
Don't see it if You expect to follow a clear plot; you don't enjoy slapstick.
See it if You never saw it before, like a heavy handed take on comedy.
Don't see it if You loved earlier, much better revivals of the show. I loved the show before and was ready for big laughs. I hardly smiled once this time
See it if you want to see a terrifically-written farce staged and performed at an exemplary level. This cast found fresh humor in an oft-done work.
Don't see it if Farce just ain't yo thang.
See it if You just want to see a show with non-stop laughs. Enjoy British humor.
Don't see it if You are looking for something a little more heavy or substantial. You are not in the mood for a comedy.
See it if you don't mind abandoning your desire for social relevance in exchange for pure unadulterated madcap mania in a play about making a play..
Don't see it if slamming doors, a little bit of vulgarity and a lot of silliness turn you off -- or if you just prefer serious drama.