Noises Off | Queensland Theatre
03 June - 25 June [Past Event] Playhouse, QPAC$55 - 86Buy tickets Season tickets

In a nutshell

A shamelessly entertaining farce that guarantees a fun night

What’s more fun than a comically flawless story about tragically flawed people? Nothing.

A clumsy brunette bombshell; an addled actress as the dotty housekeeper; an alcoholic septuagenarian in the role of a burglar. It was never going to be easy staging a bedroom farce with a mediocre cast, but pompous director Lloyd Dallas is having a crack.  You’ll cry with laughter and cringe with delight as you witness this company fray and fall apart. Onstage, it’s a whirl of slamming doors, missed cues, dropped lines and dropped trousers; backstage, it’s an even more confused and chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind (or swing). 

Playwright Michael Frayn’s classic meta-farce has been running all over the world since its 1982 premiere. Now, Queensland Theatre’s Artistic Director Sam Strong masterfully marshals an ensemble of the country’s top comics for a wickedly funny night.

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Reviews

★★★★★ Daily Review
★★★★ Australian Book Review
fall about laughing…There really is nothing funnier XS Entertainment
Strong has proven to be a skilled director The Creative Issue
It’s theatrical genius The Australian
I laughed until my spleen exploded Aussie Theatre .com
Tour de force West End Magazine
It's utterly brilliant Weekend Notes
Burke is priceless Sunday Mail
Prepare yourself for one hell of a show Scenestr
An amazing play Absolute Theatre

Director Sam Strong

Associate Director/Dialect Coach Leith McPherson

Assistant Director Caroline Dunphy

Designer  Richard Roberts

Lighting Designer Ben Hughes

Composer/Sound Designer Russell Goldsmith

Movement Director Nigel Poulton

Stage Manager Eloise Grace

Deputy Stage Manager Dan Sinclair

Assistant Stage Manager Margaret Burrows

Director Observation Emily Miller

Cast includes Simon Burke, Ray Chong Nee, Emily Goddard, Libby Munro, Hugh Parker, James Saunders, Louise Siversen, Steven Tandy, Nicki Wendt

Image (L-R)Simon Burke, Hugh Parker, Libby Munro and Ray Chong Nee

Running Time 2 Hours and 30 minutes including a 20-minute interval*.
*Subject to change

Warning: This show contains adult themes, coarse language and approved theatrical smoke effect.
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