Noises Off (West End)
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Noises Off (West End)
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Noises Off (West End) London Reviews and Tickets

83%
(198 Ratings)
Positive
86%
Mixed
8%
Negative
6%
Members say
Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Hilarious

About the Show

Mathew Horne & Felicity Kendal star in the West End revival of Michael Frayn’s play within a play.

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Show-Score Member Reviews (111)

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85 Reviews | 7 Followers
100
Must see, Great staging, Great acting, Hilarious, Masterpiece

See it if you want or need an uplifting entertainment. You will have a happily laughing time.

Don't see it if you don’t like theatre. Otherwise, must see!

62 Reviews | 3 Followers
95
Incredible, Smart, Clever, Funny, Absorbing

See it if if you want to laugh for two hours. This is a must-see, I wish it was an open-ended run. If you like "Play that goes wrong", go and see this

Don't see it if Just go. You will love it.

58 Reviews | 5 Followers
93
Hilarious, Great staging, Great acting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if You want to see the funniest play in London.

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

139 Reviews | 4 Followers
90
Top notch cast, Banging comedic timing, Laugh out loud funny, Chaotic, Smart

See it if you enjoy continuous hilarious crazy lively momentum; Hugely funny look 'behind the scenes of a touring theatre‘

Don't see it if Slapstick/mistaken identity/farce isn’t your preferred choice of theatre.

56 Reviews | 1 Follower
90
Laugh-a-minute, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like good old-fashioned slapstick and want to laugh throughout. A great piece of theatrical gun!

Don't see it if You are boring and want serious theatre!

184 Reviews | 30 Followers
90
Great acting, Great staging, Epic, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you love a British farce like play goes wrong

Don't see it if your not into a lovely laugh

161 Reviews | 28 Followers
90
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if you love ‘Goes Wrong’ style farces. Performed by an incredibly talented cast who manage to ramp up the comedy through each of the 3 acts.

Don't see it if you’re not a fan of physical comedy, this will do little to change your mind. Much more charming than anything I’ve seen Go Wrong, though.

51 Reviews | 0 Followers
82
Great writing, Hilarious, Great acting, Entertaining

See it if You love a good comedy with all around hilarious performances from the cast.

Don't see it if You prefer shows that are more serious or dramatic.

Critic Reviews (17)

Theatre Weekly (UK)
October 5th, 2023

“Lindasy Posner’s production demonstrates just how magnificent Frayn’s play actually is, the second act, in particular, demonstrates the intense choreography required to pull off any theatrical production, and that couldn’t be truer for Noises Off. It is extremely clever and wildly funny, and even forty years on remains a masterclass in farce.”
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West End Best Friend
October 6th, 2023

“ ‘Noises Off’ is a shining example of its genre and will undoubtably have it’s audience in stitches during its run in this iconic venue.”
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Lost in Theatreland (UK)
October 7th, 2023

“Noises Off is a great example of an 80’s comedy. It has an entertaining structure and premise, it just feels dated. It would be interesting to see a fully revamped modern interpretation.”
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The London Evening Standard
October 4th, 2019
For a previous production

Noises Off is always funny, but it’s always funniest the first time. I envy those discovering it in Herrin’s production — you’re in for a rib-splitting treat.
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The London Evening Standard
January 26th, 2023
For a previous production

“Minor niggles aside, Frayn’s comic classic seems to be bulletproof. Hats, and trousers, off to him.”
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Time Out London
January 26th, 2023
For a previous production

“Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’ is a classic, a landmark of metatheatrical humour that also mercilessly brought the curtain down – literally – on the rum sex comedies of the ’60s and ’70s. ”
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The Telegraph (UK)
January 26th, 2023
For a previous production

“Thank heavens for Michael Frayn and his restoratively silly play 'Noises Off,' which helps combat the winter blues with its Saharan-strength warmth and battles the doom and gloom of our age with a kind of inverted logic: yes, we’re in a mess but at least we lead the world in organised theatrical chaos.”
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WhatsOnStage
January 26th, 2023
For a previous production

“It's a tightrope act of performance, wonderfully mastered here. The entire thing breezes away the January blues with glorious brilliance. It is an utter treasure.”
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