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 enjoy physical comedy and jokes that build. I didn't laugh much in act 1 but it worked for me once the repetition kicked in.
Don't see it if you don't enjoy physical comedy and somewhat juvenile, cliched humor, well-done as it might be.
See it if You want to laugh out loud. You're like a top-notch, stellar cast such as Campbell Scott, David Furr, Megan Hilty & more. You like the film.
Don't see it if You don't like theater (it's about people working on a play and you see parts of the play twice, once from backstage & once onstage).
See it if you want to have fun at a fluffy farce; you like theatre-goes-wrong humor; you like the cast (Megan Hilty is a real stand-out)
Don't see it if You've seen it done many times before. Pacing isn't as good as other productions. In general not the best direction. 2nd act lacks clarity.
See it if Never seen it before, for the brilliance of David Furr and breakaway sets, the extra Playbill, fan of physical comedy, doors and sardines
Don't see it if Have ADD, as production is oddly unfocused with too much going on; don't like farce; it hurts to laugh
See it if you have never seen this show before; it's a well executed production (all about the timing); Megan Hilty is hilarious!
Don't see it if you've seen it before (nothing new here); you don't like slap stick-ish comedy; thin plot, all about the sight gags and an amateur theater
See it if you want to see the most precisely executed display of everything going sideways by theatrical geniuses playing imbeciles. Uproariously fun!
Don't see it if u have a low threshold for absurdist physical humor, hilariously dimwitted characters, or the play-within-a-play narrative device (times 3).
See it if You enjoy show stopping comedy. This is farce squared. I don't like slapstick but this is brilliant. Great acting, choreography & sets.
Don't see it if You only like straight drama or are allergic to sardines, doors and all that
See it if you like slapstick. We're talking falling down stairs and swinging axes. It's clever and fun. First rate production of a difficult show.
Don't see it if you're not going to laugh at pratfalls done well. Or if you need something heady to think about to be entertained.
See it if You like slamming doors, stupendous farce, and great comic timing. It's an hilarious show; never gets old, as long as the actors are game.
Don't see it if You are not in the mood to laugh, laugh or laugh again.
See it if you need a good laugh. I normally don't like Megan Hilty, but she was a standout here, in a spectacular cast.
Don't see it if you want something deep. Also, if you don't like physical comedy, this isn't for you.
See it if you want to see a classic farce with very good physical acting and a cool set
Don't see it if you want a show with an intellectual plot or a farce that moves quickly and has nuanced characters
See it if you love slapstick comedy and are ready to have your pants knocked off. This is one of the funniest shows ever written! Do not miss it.
Don't see it if you are easily confused by multiple story lines intersecting through fast paced comedy and action. This show does not stop for one second.
See it if you like farce! Super fun, mad-cap show, complete with slamming doors & a peak into backstage antics. Very nicely staged with excellent cast
Don't see it if you aren't in the mood to have fun. The script is a little dated, but it's performed so well, you may be able to look passed it.
See it if you love funny, charming comedies ! Andrea Martin is fantastic as is Megan Hilty and the rest of the cast
Don't see it if you're not a fan of goofball shenanigans
See it if Knockout comedy performances - especially David Furr and Megan Hilty - and a very clever door slamming farce.
Don't see it if You want something heavy and significant.
See it if You've never seen it, because this play is a lot of fun (especially if you love theater), and this production does the material justice.
Don't see it if If you hate show business and theater, or if you saw the original production and expect every ensuing production to be as good.