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

80
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if Hilarious farce

Don't see it if If you dislike screwball comedy

90
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if You want to laugh and have a good time. Perfect for a date! Also great for someone who knows all the going-ons of theatre people.

Don't see it if You have a hard time understanding accents, I usually am good, but I think the sound was a tad soft at times.

90
Absorbing, Clever, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if enjoy theater and the drama behind the curtain! A star studded cast very much does this play justice! The audience was in fits of laughter!

Don't see it if you're not interested in farce comedies or classic plays.

87
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if You love to laugh. Megan Hilty is amazingly funny

Don't see it if You don't like farce

93
Delightful, Funny, Great acting

See it if Hysterical script - perfect pacing - terrific acting. A classic farce that has a wonderful ensemble and a brilliant director.

Don't see it if Don't like British farces.

90
Delightful, Funny, Hilarious, Entertaining, Great staging

See it if you appreciate a wacky farce enacted by superb farceurs and directed so smoothly that the same text in 3 different variations seems fresh!

Don't see it if you are not a fan of out-there farce and physical comedy.

95
Entertaining, Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if Like clever farces and very well done slapstick with a good cast.

Don't see it if You aren't into slapstick comedies.

100
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if While I don't usually like slapstick comedy it was a great romp with great acting and inventive staging. A fun evening.

Don't see it if you're not prepared to laugh

42
Clever, Entertaining, Cheesy, Overrated, Lame

See it if If you're a fan of the play or love to see fantastic actors truly give it their all;

Don't see it if If you don't like too much slapstick humor or lame jokes; If you want to sympathize with real characters;

75
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Quirky, Slow

See it if you like classic slapstick melodramatic comedy, rife with misunderstandings and up and down relationships. First act was very slow.

Don't see it if physical comedy makes you cringe, you don't like repetitive gags, you want to see something with an element of seriousness.

80
Clever, Delightful, Funny

See it if You like a really good laugh, and impressive physical comedy. Andrea Martin and Megan Hilty are terrific.

Don't see it if You need angst in your plays.

90
Great acting, Hilarious, Entertaining, Quirky

See it if you enjoy physical comedy and misunderstandings. The actors do an amazing job of keeping you engaged and interested in their characters.

Don't see it if you really dislike repetition. It includes the "play" rehearsals & actual performances, so prepare to hear the same dialogue more than once

91
Clever, Great staging, Great acting

See it if You like fun! Its incredibly amusing - I was laughing...loudly!

Don't see it if You hate fun - its very slapstick and that may not appeal to all.

85
Clever, Entertaining, Hilarious, Refreshing, Classic

See it if you want to see an accomplished production of one of the greatest modern comedies, and/or you want to laugh a lot.

Don't see it if a goofy British meta-theatrical sex-farce doesn't sound like a fun evening.

95
Delightful, Dizzying, Great staging, Hilarious, Great acting

See it if You love an intricately constructed play that's absolutely hysterical

Don't see it if You don't like farce; this one is all about the farce

95
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Must see

See it if You love farce and slapstick comedy. Andrea is wonderful as is Rob McClure.

Don't see it if You want a night of serious drama.

80
Entertaining, Funny, Great acting, Great writing, Quirky

See it if you enjoy farcical comedy and slapstick humor.

Don't see it if you have a hard time following fast-paced comedy.

84
Entertaining, Great acting, It's all in the timing, Hilarious, Great staging

See it if you enjoy farce and want to laugh for 3 acts. It's a classic and a worthy revival. You'll come out smiling!

Don't see it if don't appreciate physical comedy and farce. This is just good, light-hearted fun.

100
Great staging, Great writing, Great acting, Must see, Masterful

See it if you want to see a perfect comedy.

Don't see it if you only like drama

98
Delightful, Funny, Great staging

See it if you like to have a hardy, deep laugh

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

100
Entertaining, Funny, Hilarious

See it if You love non-stop laughter.

Don't see it if You aren't looking for comedy.

95
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Masterful

See it if You enjoy farce, plays within plays, well executed slapstick, & jokes about sardines. Masterful physical and comedic timing, wonderful cast.

Don't see it if You're averse to silliness - or sardines.

86
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy great physical comedy and acting. the stage direction was quite a marvel. beautiful costume and lighting overall.

Don't see it if you have something against farcical material...

80
Entertaining, Clever, Disappointing

See it if This is one of my favorite plays and within the canon of funniest farces, but this revival comes up short in spite of strong performances

Don't see it if You don't like meta-references to plays-within-plays or British farce. Andrea Martin and Megan Hilty are fantastic; the director is wrong

80
Delightful, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if you are some after real tear inducing, gut bursting laughter brought to you by an excellent ensemble of stage veterans

Don't see it if if you don't have the patience for a 2.5 hour show where the first (of three) acts really only serves to set up the other two


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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