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

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.

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.

57
Overrated, Disappointing

See it if You don't mind continuous repitition

Don't see it if You don't mind seeing the same act of a play 3 times

68
Dizzying, Confusing, Silly, Funny, Fun

See it if you want to see something silly and over the top.

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

65
Disappointing, Great acting

See it if you'd enjoy a great farce with lots of wonderful physical comedy, but see below.

Don't see it if you'll be disappointed yet again in Roundabout's dated casting. Why oh why all white? #roundaboutsowhite

65
Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Cliched, Disappointing

See it if you are a fan of physical or slap-stick comedy. The entire audience was in stitches when I saw it.

Don't see it if your brand of humor is more witty or cerebral.

69
Funny, Great acting, Disappointing, Hilarious, Quirky

See it if you love over the top farce.

Don't see it if you get tired of repetitive sight gags.

65
Cliched, Dated, Great staging, Great acting, Disappointing

See it if -- You like a classic farce (circa 1974) -- You want to see an excellent cast in a well-done production of a play that feels dated

Don't see it if -- You like your comedy unpredictable and quirky

55
Disappointing

See it if you want to see great actors an ok show.

Don't see it if you can get tickets for better shows.

62
Ambitious, Confusing, Disappointing, Overrated, Cliched

See it if we were very upset. the film was so much better

Don't see it if you really want to be entertained

67
Clever, Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if You enjoy plays in general, or are looking for a fun time.

Don't see it if You aren't into prop heavy/physical humor.

67
Ambitious, Quirky, Tries too hard

See it if If you like really, really over-the-top, in-your-face comedy where the actors are playing to the highest seat in the house.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of shows that try too hard. I desperately wanted to love this, but I wasn't always laughing along with everyone else.

68
Cliched, Funny, Great acting, Slow, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy British farce, Rob McClure, Megan Hilty (but she won't be singing)

Don't see it if You prefer musicals, farce-type jokes get old to you after the second time.

69
Funny, Intelligent, Great staging, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you're a fan of comedic plays.

Don't see it if you're looking for a musical or don't enjoy repetition.

55
No chemistry, Great writing, Funny

See it if Classic Play. Megan Hiltary was WONDERFUL.

Don't see it if Cast had 0 Chemistry. It didnt work.

61
Disappointing

See it if Like silly humor

Don't see it if You don't like forced humor

53
Quirky, Typical english humor, Disappointing

See it if if you love English Humor and antics, then surely see it

Don't see it if If you find English Humor annoying, too silly and just plain ridiculous ...then pass on it!

65
Clever, Funny, Dated, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if ...you're in the mood for a funny romp.

Don't see it if ...if you're looking for intellectual stimulation.

64
Confusing, Funny, Quirky, Slow

See it if You are willing to commit to sitting through the confusing and slow fist act. The second act was great

Don't see it if You've no patience for set up.

68
Confusing, Banal, Cliched, Indulgent, Overrated

See it if I guess if you're a theater fanatic you will enjoy the inside jokes. A large part of the audience was laughing hysterically

Don't see it if Casual theater goer who isn't on on all the Broadway insider jokes. If you're looking for a good story line with a clever plot.....this is

68
Disappointing, Cliched, Banal, Great acting, Skip it unless you love the keystone cops.

See it if Love slapstick.

Don't see it if Slapstick is not your thing.

During previews
52
Ambitious, Clever, Disappointing, Great writing, Mediocre

See it if you never saw the original production or the awful revival with Patti LuPone.

Don't see it if You saw the original production. Keep your memories of that definitive production.

During previews
65
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Dated

See it if you're looking for a night of light-hearted laughter. The cast is excellent at what they do.

Don't see it if you're not a fan of farce comedy.

During previews
50
Disappointing, Quirky, Excruciating, Original, Sad

See it if You like wasting time, you can go for free, you don't have a headache

Don't see it if You can see anything else

During previews
50
Cliched, Dated, Overrated, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if ...you love revivals

Don't see it if ...you don't love revivals


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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