The new production of the classic farce by playwright Michael Frayn, directed by Queensland Theatre Artistic Director Sam Strong, is a frenetic comedy about a company of mediocre actors – a clumsy brunette bombshell; an addled actress as the dotty housekeeper; an alcoholic septuagenarian in the role of a burglar – who attempt to put on a play that’s well beyond their abilities.
The company falls apart, and their bedroom farce “Nothing On”, spectacularly and hilariously fails.
“Noises Off spins comedy gold out of the gap between the grandness of peoples’ ambitions and the very ordinariness of their execution,” Sam Strong explained.
“This is something that’s been accurately described as the funniest play ever written. It is a Swiss-watch of comic construction – a perfect machine that all you need to do is power with an ensemble of theatre animals and fabulous comedians.”
The ensemble cast includes Hugh Parker, Libby Munro, Ray Chong Nee, Louise Siversen, Nicki Wendt, James Saunders, Steven Tandy, Emily Goddard and Simon Burke.
Queensland Theatre’s “Noises Off” is playing in the Playhouse at QPAC in Brisbane until June 25. To get tickets to all the remaining shows for only $20, visit the Queensland Theatre website here.