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

92
Hilarious, Fast-paced, Farce, Silly

See it if you want to see one of the most impeccable farces ever written and performed! Literally could not catch my breath from laughing!

Don't see it if farce isn't your thing.

76
Funny, Great acting, Fluffy

See it if you like farce. It is very well done farce.

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

82
Absorbing, Great acting, Hilarious, Fast-paced

See it if you like ensembles who seem to be having a ton of fun together; you appreciate sight gags; you like plays about/within plays

Don't see it if you want something serious / that takes itself seriously

90
Funny, Hilarious, Great staging, Quirky

See it if you want a funny play just to enjoy and laugh at. Full of hilarious characters and clever staging, you'll be laughing till your sides hurt.

Don't see it if you get easily confused. The show-within-a-show plot mixing with the actual characters' plot can get a little confusing at times.

97
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Intelligent, Masterful

See it if you have the energy to keep up with the actors on stage! They are so beautifully timed with their choreography of hysterical mishaps!

Don't see it if You can't follow the plot. It's very intense with so many antics and can be confusing.

89
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you like slapstick comedy and excellent acting.

Don't see it if you don't want to laugh. Or plan on spending the entire night on your phone instead of the play. Yes, the woman sitting next me did that!

96
Ambitious, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you want to laugh for an hour and a half straight, and be baffled by how their timing is so perfect.

Don't see it if You have no sense of humor or are looking for a musical.

90
Hilarious, Dizzying, Clever

See it if You want to see an excellent revival of a truly funny comedy filled with great visual gags and humor delivered by a top notch cast.

Don't see it if You don't like English farce or don't want to laugh.

91
Delightful, Hilarious, Masterful, Entertaining, Silly

See it if You like well-timed, beautifully executed physical humor, enjoy silliness and want to see the grandmother of all backstage disasters.

Don't see it if If you find a somewhat slow first act not worth the hilarious payoff, or don't like to laugh.

100
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Masterful

See it if You admire brilliant staging, it is more like choreography. Doors opening and closing at just the right times, etc. And if you LOVE to laugh

Don't see it if You want to see something other than a brilliantly well-executed farce.

95
Ambitious, Exquisite, Funny, Great staging, Quirky

See it if You like slapstick old fashioned comedy with amazing physicality by all performers. Clever show, outstanding characterizations.

Don't see it if You want something serious, thought provoking or intelligent. This is light fluff, but at it's best!

91
Clever, Funny, Fast-paced

See it if you want a good laugh - this play is hilarious! Especially if you've ever worked in any kind of theatre....

Don't see it if you're looking for a drama.

88
Clever, Delightful, Funny, Masterful, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy british farce. It's a truly cleaver piece of theatre that seems almost impossible to direct!

Don't see it if You lack a soul and the ability to laugh. It's not the cleanest production, but it looks like the actors are having tons of fun.

90
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious

See it if you enjoy farces and physical comedy. I was dying of laughter the majority of the show; it was incredibly witty and well-staged.

Don't see it if you have little knowledge about live theatre--the hilarious characters embody the archetypes of small theatre productions.

75
Great acting, Great staging, Hilarious, Entertaining

See it if You like slapstick comedy and are in the world of acting because it will give extra appreciation for the humor.

Don't see it if You are not in the theater world because a lot of the humor will be lost

90
Delightful, Funny, Great acting, Hilarious, Dizzying

See it if you want to laugh a lot. Great performances and great direction. Non-stop fun

Don't see it if you hate British accents and fun

95
Clever, Exquisite, Epic, Hilarious, Must see

See it if you want to experience the funniest piece of theatre you will ever see. Ever.

Don't see it if you have no soul. Seriously, this is a must-see.

95
Funny, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if looking for a hilarious evening. Megan Hillty is a hoot. Wonderful cast.

Don't see it if You don't like fun.

90
Entertaining, Hilarious, Great acting, Great writing, Refreshing

See it if You want a good laugh and appreciate the hard work that goes into putting on a show. Act two takes you backstage while the show is going on.

Don't see it if You don't like to hear the same dialogue repeated three times or don't appreciate the technical side of theatre.

85
Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Great acting

See it if you're looking for a laugh and great comedic actors

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

95
Hilarious, Original, Entertaining, Delightful, Great acting

See it if you love theater, enjoy the drama that goes into putting on a production both on stage and backstage, love to laugh, and have fun.

Don't see it if you want an intense thought provoking play, or won't enjoy a play within a play, or won't enjoy seeing both sides of a production.

85
Hilarious, Great acting, Funny, Quirky, Delightful

See it if you want to laugh out loud and cry from laughter

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

96
Clever, Dizzying, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious

See it if You like farces, funny plays, and whirlwinds!

Don't see it if You don't like laughing.

90
Hilarious, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful, Classic farce

See it if You enjoy seeing a great cast expertly perform one of the most well-written farces ever created.

Don't see it if You are looking for something serious, edgy or edifying--this is pure, wonderful, clever-but-lowbrow entertainment.

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


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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