by Michael Frayn
It is only hours before the opening of Nothing On, and the touring company is being hurried through a final dress rehearsal. This comedy within a comedy is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from forgotten lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. The play takes a fond look at the follies of loveable, but mainly inept theatre people, whose out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a backstage farce of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines! Will they make it in the end?