Noises Off

A stellar ensemble cast bring to life Michael Frayn’s comic masterpiece, in which a Z-list touring theatre company attempt to mount a somewhat dire bedroom farce


The Play

Lloyd: I'm starting to know what God felt like when he
sat out there in the darkness, creating the world.
Belinda: And what did he feel like, Lloyd my dear?
Lloyd: Very pleased he'd taken his Valium.

Sydney Theatre Company and Qantas present


By Michael Frayn 

A tour de farce

From Wilde to Orton via Benny Hill, English comedy has trodden a fine line between the incisively witty and the earthily broad.

Of course the greatest does both, at the same time, and with extra sardines. Enter Noises Off.

Michael Frayn's comic masterpiece reveals the goings-on as a Z-list touring theatre company attempts to mount the somewhat dire bedroom farce, Nothing On.

With a deft comic touch, as seen in his play Australia Day and countless Wharf Revues, Jonathan Biggins directs a highly accomplished cast led by Marcus Graham as the despotic director, and including Genevieve Lemon, Tracy Mann and Ron Haddrick - a collective that will ensure that behind the pratfalls and missed cues is a craft so precise you'll not know where reality ends and the play begins.

Will two separate love triangles, a dipsomaniac and lost contact lenses prevent the show from going on?

Duration: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)

Previews 17-20 Feb 2014
Season 22 Feb - 5 Apr 2014

Season Ticket prices
Saturday evening $93
Adult $87
Seniors cardholder $76
Concession $65
Preview $70 
Under 30 $50

Casual ticket prices
Saturday evening $109
Adult $99
Senior $87
Concession $75
Under 30 $58
Preview $80

Transaction fees may apply

Pier Group Lunch
Tue 28 Jan 12pm

Pre-season Briefing
Tue 11 Feb 6.15pm
Wharf 2 Theatre

Audi Night with the Actors
Mon 3 Mar 6.30pm

Captioned Performances
Wed 12 Mar 1pm
Fri 21 Mar 8pm

Audio Described Performances
Fri 28 Mar 8pm
Sat 29 Mar 2pm

Director Jonathan Biggins
Set Designer Mark Thompson
Costume Designer Julie Lynch
Lighting Designer Nigel Levings
Sound Designer Kingsley Reeve 

Alan Dukes, Lindsay Farris, Marcus Graham, Ron Haddrick, Danielle King, Genevieve Lemon, Tracy Mann, Josh McConville, Ash Ricardo

Photo  Ingvar Kenne

"The funniest farce ever written!" The New York Post

"Frayn's multi-layered construction is a dense and complex masterpiece." 5 star review, Time Out

"This is a gloriously retro production of a cut-diamond classic of comedy" artsHub

"It takes enormous effort, talent and energy to be this silly - and we're unlikely to see so much of all of it in one place at one time for some long time. Don't miss it." Stage Noise with Diana Simmonds

"I cannot recommend this lively and hilarious production highly enough." Australian Stage

Feature articles and interviews
Sydney Morning Herald: Well-timed mayhem in Noises Off 
Time Out: Jonathan Biggins on Noises Off
Sydney Morning Herald: Ron Haddrick is ageing like a good wine
Mindfood: Marcus Graham
The Australian: Turning his back on the audience
ABC Classic FM: Interview with  Genevieve Lemon (podcast)

Buy tickets for {% week.daySelectedInfo.formattedDate %}

{% formatPerformanceDateTime(performance.dateTime) %}
{% 'Add to my cart' %}
  • Tickets available
  • Multiple performance times
  • Limited availability
  • Allocation exhausted