Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off is the fast-paced story of a mismatched theatre group attempting to put on the farce Nothing On. Unfortunately, many problems stand in their way, including sardines, fracturing relationships, missing contact lenses, sabotage, disappearing actors, and more sardines. As things start to unravel from all sides, the cast and crew are left with one despairing question: Will the show go on?
Review captions from the Broadway production:
“The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium.” – The New York Times
“Bumper car brilliance…If laughter is indeed the best medicine, Noises Off is worth its weight in Cipro.” – New York Daily News
“The funniest farce ever written! Never before has side-splitting taken on a meaning dangerously close to the non-metaphorically medical.” – The New York Post
“As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever.” – The New York Magazine
All shows 7.30 pm
Nov 16-19, 23-26 & Nov 30-Dec 3
Aikmans Road, Merivale
(Please note that the performance on Sat 19 Nov is a charity fundraiser for the restoration of St. Peter’s Church, Upper Riccarton. Please email the organiser for booking details.)
Concession prices apply to Gold Card holders, Community Service Card & KiwiAble Leisure Card holders, Full-time students (tertiary & secondary) & Under-18s.
Proof of entitlement must be presented upon admission.
Group bookings of 10 or more – Concession rate applies!
Special Deal! Ticket holders receive 10% discount on meals
at the Brewers Arms, Merivale (conditions apply).
Special discount for school group bookings! (Contact us for more information)
Full Subscriber Members of Repertory & complimentary voucher holders
please contact us for booking instructions.
Please note: seating is by general admission (no seat numbers allocated).
Wheelchair access available.
By special arrangement with Samuel French Ltd & NZ Play Bureau Ltd
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