Self-described as “on and off-stage chaos and a plate of sardines”, Noises Off is a play soon to begin running in Tasmania that could well be worth attending.
Directed by Ingrid Ganley and written by Michael Frayn, it follows the antics of an acting troupe as they botch everything from dress rehearsal to closing night. All of an actor’s worst fears are laid bare as the cast struggle with their lines, props and entire performances, whilst away from the stage there is even more confusion among the characters in this hilarious romp.
Chaos and door-slamming is the order of the day, along with the surprising appearance of a slippery plate of sardines.
It promises to be a laugh-out-loud insight into the behind-the-scenes – and middle-of-the-scenes – world of drama. The New York Times described Noises Off as “the funniest farce ever written!”.
Presented by Hobart Repertory Theatre Society, Noises Off will be held at the Playhouse Theatre from August 5 to 20 and tickets are selling fast. It runs from Tuesday to Saturday at 20:00, with a matinee on Saturday, August 13 at 14:00.
The duration of the play is two hours and 15 minutes, including three acts and two intervals.
Tickets are $25 for adults, $22 for concessions, $20 on Tuesdays and $20 per person for groups of ten or more. Fees apply for internet bookings. Group bookings can be made by calling Centertainment on 6234 5998.
The wonderful Playhouse Theatre is conveniently located within Hobart’s central business district, close to many popular hotels and fabulous restaurants. It provides an intimate atmosphere, ideal for up-close-and-personal laughs and entertainment.
Production quality will be high and a vibrant performance can be expected, with long-standing members and talented new blood making the company a success for many years.
Description Tag: Noises Off is a play about a bumbling drama troupe and is set to make audiences laugh for two weeks at Hobart’s Playhouse Theatre during August.