Noises Off

Theatre Royal Haymarket

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Theatre Royal Haymarket

18 Suffolk Street
St James
+44 (0)20 7930 8890


After its roaring success on the London West End earlier this year, one of the greatest British comedies, Noises Off, celebrates its 40th-anniversary production with a strictly limited run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

This hilarious play by Michael Frayn is a non-stop rollercoaster with perfectly timed jokes and comedy chaos. Get a front-row seat of what goes on behind the scenes at a theatre production where you'll be left laughing until your sides ache.

What is the play Noises Off about?

A woman smiles on stage as she receives some flowers by a man during the play Noises Off, a farcical performance taking place at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Noises Off made its first appearance on the London West End in 1982 at the Lyric Hammersmith and has met great success ever since. Coming back numerous times over the years having received three Tony Award nominations for Best Play and Best Revival of a Play.

Follow the on and off-stage antics of an amateur touring company trying to get through a play-turned-farce titled ‘Nothing On’ (with good reason…). See this hopeless cast fumble the rehearsals facing technical difficulties, forgotten lines, missed entrances and misplaced props. 

Witness as the cast is then left to stumble through the play, from their rehearsal days to the opening night in Weston-Upon-Mare, and the farcical events that ensue on the tour. Their final and most chaotic performance, complete with slamming doors, flying sardines, and mistaken identities, brings the play to new heights of absurdity. 

Who is part of Noises Off’s cast?

A woman is in a living room, wearing an apron is holding the telephone in one hand and extending her other arm in the opposite direction.

The new production shows off a star-studded cast including Felicity Kendal (The Good Life, Dr Who) as Dotty Otley, Mathew Horne (Gavin & Stacey, The Catherine Tate Show) as Garry Lejeune, Tamzin Outhwaite (EastEnders) as Belinda Blair, Jonathan Coy (Downtown Abbey, Anatomy of a Scandal) as Frederick Fellows, and Alexander Hanson (Killing Eve, Follies, 42nd Street) as Lloyd Dallas.

How can I get tickets for Noises Off? 

Book Noises Off tickets online with Visit London. 

View the live map to choose where to sit for this slapstick theatre play. Ticket prices can also be seen when viewing the seating map.

Where is the show Noises Off playing at?

Noises Off is currently performing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, close to Trafalgar Square. 

How to get there:

  • Tube: The closest tube station is Charing Cross, on the Northern and Bakerloo lines.
  • Bus: Buses stop a few steps away from the theatre at Haymarket bus stop (lines 12, 88, 159, 453, N3, N18, N97 and N109).
  • Car: The nearest car park is Q-Park Leicester Square, on Whitcomb Street. Remember where you parked with what3words: ///marked.inches.moment

How long is the play?

Noises Off lasts two hours and 20 minutes and includes an interval. 

It is recommended to arrive at theatre at least 30 minutes in advance, giving you plenty of time to find your seat.

The show is currently confirmed until December 2023.

At what time is Noises Off evening show?

Evening performances for the theatre play Noises Off usually take place at 7.30pm, Mondays to Saturdays.

On which days are the matinees of Noises Off taking place?

Noises Off matinees are showing on Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2:30pm.

Is there an age restriction?

Noises Off is recommended for anyone aged 10 and over.

What other shows can I see in London?

Laugh your socks off with another hysterical play within a play at The Play That Goes Wrong, currently showing at the Duchess Theatre. Or follow the adventures of Mrs Doubtfire at the Shaftesbury Theatre and see a father who would do anything to spend with his children, even play dress up as a Scottish nanny.