Already closed | 2h 20m | Midtown W

Noises Off

From 536 member  reviews
Members say: Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Great acting

About the show

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?

2h 20m | Already closed | American Airlines Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (536)

MEMBERS SAY:

Funny, Entertaining, Hilarious, Clever, Great acting
87
Avg Score

70
Entertaining, Great staging, Great acting, Fluffy, Dated

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.

100
Funny, Great staging, Entertaining

See it if You love slap stick or Megan Hilty

Don't see it if you don't have a sense of humor.

75
Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Fluffy, Relentless

See it if you love a good farce.

Don't see it if you're expecting any substance.

92
Hilarious, Funny, Clever, Entertaining, Delightful

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

85
For those who don't like farces, this is the one that will change your mind

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.

90
Clever, Dizzying, Quirky, Hilarious, Great acting

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.

87
Clever, Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Dizzying

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.

100
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging

See it if Amazing show. Hilarious.

Don't see it if Anyone would like it.

99
Masterful, Hilarious, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

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.

85
Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if you enjoy farce and slapstick superbly performed.

Don't see it if you have limited tolerance for silliness and pratfalls.

88
Great staging, Hilarious, Delightful

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!

80
Dated, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

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

80
Hilarious, Clever, Entertaining, Quirky, Funny

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

55
Dizzying, Disappointing, Dated, Confusing, Fluffy

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.

90
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

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.

60
Confusing, Ambitious, Dizzying, Funny, Overrated

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.

80
Funny, Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you want a classic comedy and a great night out.

Don't see it if you want a musical.

70
Disappointing, Great staging, Overrated

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

90
Clever, Confusing, Dizzying, Hilarious, Fluffy

See it if like light comedies.

Don't see it if you find a dense plot hard to follow, like me. There's often a whole lot going on at once!

90
Clever, Dizzying, Hilarious, Raunchy, Quirky

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.

81
Clever, Delightful, Great staging, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want comedy, Megan Hilty is your girl, you like slapstick.

Don't see it if comedy and farce is not your thing.

100
Clever, Funny, Great staging, Great acting, Ambitious

See it if You want to laugh harder than you have ever laughed before, watching an ensemble of stars do some brilliant physical comedy.

Don't see it if ... you hate fun?

81
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting & timing, Masterful

See it if you are looking for a fun time performed by a wonderfully talented cast and you are a fan of farce.

Don't see it if you have no sense of humor

94
Hilarious, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if Andrea Martin, Megan Hilty and company. Laugh-a-minute.

Don't see it if Cannot handle fast-shooting, dizzying humor.

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Silly, Fluffy

See it if you want to laugh and not see something too serious.

Don't see it if you don't like farce.


January 14th, 2016
"The heady, headlong and altogether hilarious farce providing generous doses of heat-generating laughter as the winter chill finally sets in…Once it hits its lively stride, Mr. Herrin’s production rollicks along with machine-tooled precision, churning out belly laughs as if from an assembly line…...
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January 14th, 2016
"'Noises Off' is a precision-timed laugh machine, and director Jeremy Herrin’s ensemble is peppered with some of New York’s finest comic actors. So why did I chuckle so little? Various excuses could be made. There’s the culture gap: Good as our American troupers are, they don’t quite get the jaun...
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January 14th, 2016
"This cast is so well-matched that they really do seem to have been working together for months….Indeed, the astonishing thing about the contrivances is that, in a well-judged production like this one, they eventually break into yet another sphere…How something can be both nonsense and (in the co...
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January 14th, 2016
"The performances haven't yet clicked into the tight lockstep required to make Frayn's intricate comedy run at full tilt…While there are some brilliant set-pieces and terrific physical comedy, the repetition built into the material grows tiring...Despite its wit, structural inventiveness and repu...
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