September 12, 2023

By Harry Mottram: the Theatre Royal Bath Productions in association with the Birmingham Rep are staging Michael Frayn’s comedy Noises Off which sends up the thespian world of ameurterish performances as a company opens to a disasterous night in Weston-super-Mare.

The cast features Liza Goddard, Matthew Kelly and Simon Shepherd (Peak Practice, Posh, Hay Fever). Lindsay Posner is the director of the production which also includes in the cast Simon Coates, Lucy Robinson, Daniel Rainford, Dan Fredenburgh, Lisa Ambalavanar and Nikhita Lesler.

Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on-and-off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On. From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-under-Lyne seen entirely, and hilariously silently, from backstage, before sharing their final,
brilliantly catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees.

Noises Off appears at the Theatre Royal Bath from Tuesday 19 th to Saturday 23 rd

Performances: Evenings: Tuesday to Saturday at 7.30pm.

Matinees: Wednesday, Thursday & Saturday at 2.30pm.

To book tickets contact the Theatre Royal Bath Box Office on 01225 448844
or visit

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