Noises Off
by Michael Frayn

Poster for Noises off

Scene from Noises Off

 

 

Scene from Noises Off

 

 

Scene from Noises Off

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April / May 2004

Noises Off was Ashby Dramatic Society’s Spring production in 2004 featuring a hapless  acting troupe and their production of a farce called Nothing On. Nothing On must be about something, but it's hard to figure out what..

The play opens with director Lloyd Dallas drilling his cast at their final dress rehearsal, only hours away from the opening. As the story progresses, it becomes clear that their problems go beyond surface squabbles, and that just about anything could result from their difficulties.  The actors try their hardest to both keep the play going and kill each other.

By the third act,  the tour has fallen apart and everyone is just trying to make it through the final performance. Something about the subject matter seems to energize the Noises Off cast. When sardines go flying, sets and props start betraying the Nothing On actors, and everyone is ploughing through the best way they know how.

 

 

 


Scene from Noises Off

 

 

Scene from Noises Off

 

 

Scene from Noises Off