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 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.
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
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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