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

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
Delightful, Ambitious, Dizzying, Great staging, Must see

See it if Stellar cast

Don't see it if you are trying to compare it to the 2001 production which might win on the madcap scale

86
Hilarious, Quirky, Fluffy, Clever, Delightful

See it if You were a fan of the movie but never had the chance to see the stage version. It lives up to the original and has amazing performances.

Don't see it if You're not a big fan of farce.

82
Clever, Delightful, Dizzying, Great acting, Funny

See it if you want to see an all-star cast at the top of their game.

Don't see it if you hate farce or don't want to see 3 acts of it.

83
Funny, Great acting, Clever, Farce, Ambitious

See it if you like broad humor, constant rushing on and off stage, and door slamming

Don't see it if you don't like broad humor, constant rushing on and off stage, and door slamming. It can get loud and almost anxiety producing

98
Great acting, Entertaining, Hilarious, Great writing, Great staging

See it if want to laugh your ass off at the funniest play/farce ever written!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy slapschtick farces.

92
Delightful, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Clever

See it if You like to laugh and you want to see some of the greatest physical comedy ever, executed by incredibly skilled actors.

Don't see it if You insist that theater be profound and meaningful.

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

79
Funny, Dizzying, Quirky, Silly, Madcap

See it if You like over-the-top farce of the Lucille Ball chocolates-on-conveyer-belt variety. The actors attack the play - and scenery - with gusto

Don't see it if You dislike madcap romps with little in the way of plot stakes as opposed to lots of clever, interwoven pieces of physical, pratfall comedy

80
Funny, Entertaining, Outdated, Fun, Silly

See it if you like classic "people-rushing-in-and-out-of-doors" comedies done well!

Don't see it if screwball comedies make you sad and cry

88
Refreshing, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you like farce and slapstick and I Love Lucy shenanigans.

Don't see it if you inherently believe that slapstick is stupidly overdone.

88
Quirky, Refreshing, Hilarious, Great acting, Funny

See it if you like physical comedy and farce. Megan Hilty gives a stand out performance in a hilarious and well directed play.

Don't see it if you aren't a fan of slapstick comedy.

80
Ambitious, Funny

See it if you are looking for a fluffy, hilarious, quick-paced comedy.

Don't see it if you don't like British accents or farce

85
Funny, Great acting, Entertaining, Delightful, Andrea martin

See it if If you are an Andrea Martin fan

Don't see it if if you don't like slapstick

86
Funny, Entertaining, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you want a clever and hysterical tale about actors the the hilarity that happens backstage

Don't see it if you don't like slap-stick, physical comedy or you don't like stories that repeat.

82
Entertaining

See it if you like doors and sardines :) or you like laughing at the outlandish

Don't see it if you mind a slower build before the pace of jokes picks up

84
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you have ever wondered what happens behind stage!

Don't see it if you dislike silliness

95
Funny, Great staging, Hilarious, Masterful, Dizzying

See it if u want a rich, hilarious and rewarding evening in the theater. This third B'way production of the brilliant farce is in prime condition.

Don't see it if Why would you not want to see it? Because you don't go the the theater for laughs or to have a good time. You don't like comedy? Says you.

90
Ambitious, Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like the Noises Off movie, you like comedic shows, you like physical/slapstick humor

Don't see it if you don't like the movie or comedies

84
Hilarious, Fun, Masterful, Clever, Lowbrow

See it if you've never seen a production of this classic show, or, if you have seen one but want to see a first rate production. It's light & FUN.

Don't see it if you like your shows to be arty & pretentious, or if you don't like to belly-laugh.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you're dying for a good farce & looking for a well-executed, extremely intelligent, technical play.

Don't see it if you don't like British humor, physical comedy, or are looking for something serious.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Delightful

See it if Great pacing and comedic timing. A very nice revival.

Don't see it if you won't, it closed.

77
Ambitious, Entertaining, Dizzying, Epic, Great staging

See it if You've somehow never seen this play. You're looking for classic comedy and an expert technically sound ensemble. Entirely well produced.

Don't see it if You've already seen a solid production of it. It's not nearly as funny without the surprises. I was appreciative of the effort taken only.

95
Madcap, Hilarious, Great writing, Dizzying, Zany

See it if you love to laugh -- this is an absolutely brilliant farce bursting with meticulously-choreographed physical comedy. So much fun!!

Don't see it if you're a grump.


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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