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Saturday, 16 April 2016

Preview: Noises Off at Newcastle Northern Stage




Join Michael Frayn’s legendary comedy Noises Off and take a trip behind the scenes as everything that could possibly go wrong…does

Nottingham Playhouse Theatre Company, Northern Stage and Nuffield present:


Noises Off by Michael Frayn
Newcastle Northern Stage
Wednesday 11th May – Saturday 28th May 2016

Directed byBlanche McIntyre
Designer Robert Innes Hopkins
Lighting Designer Jason Taylor
Sound Designer George Dennis

Riotous, raucous, hilarious, tears-rolling down the face, can’t breathe- it’s so funny, perfectly glorious comedy bliss.

Photo: Robert Day
Join us for Michael Frayn’s legendary multi-award winning comedy Noises Off and take a trip behind the scenes as everything that could possibly go wrong…does.

Photo: Robert Day
As a touring troupe desperately try to hold their shambolic production of ‘Nothing On’ together, and with under 24 hours to go before curtain-up, it’s downhill all the way through their dress rehearsal. Backstage antics, forgotten lines, not-so secret romances, hilarious malfunctions and a tin of sardines threaten to result in a disastrous first performance.

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Noises Off was awarded both the Olivier and Evening Standard Awards for Best Comedy when it was first presented.

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Director, Blanche McIntyre said: “Noises Off is the greatest farce ever written and one of the great classics of modern theatre. I couldn’t be more excited to have the opportunity to direct it - it's something I've wanted to do for years. I'm thrilled to be working on it with the brilliant and daring producing theatres of Nottingham Playhouse, Northern Stage, and Nuffield Southampton. It's a privilege to take this play to their different audiences.”

Photo: Robert Day
Full tour dates:
Nottingham Playhouse - 9th- 30th April
Northern Stage,
Newcastle - 11th- 28thMay
Nuffield Theatre, Southampton- 1st-25th June

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Full cast:

RITU ARYA – Poppy Norton Taylor
ROBIN BOWERMAN - Selsdon Mowbray
JOHN ELKINGTON – Frederick Fellowes
BECCI GEMMELL - Belinda Blair
BRIAN LONSDALE – Tim Allgood
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CARLA MENDONÇA – Dotty
SOPHIA NOMVETE – Brooke Ashton
PATRICK OSBORNE – Garry 
ORLANDO WELLS – Lloyd Dallas

On The Web
Interview with director Blanche McIntyre: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziztSzJzO9g

Tickets:
Photo: Robert Day
Previews:
Wed 11 May
All tickets £14.50

Tue - Fri & Sat matinees:
£24, £19.50, £14.50
Students/Under 21s: £12
Concessions Available

Saturday Evenings:
14 May, 21 May, 28 May -
7.30pm
£25, £19.50, £14.50
Students/Under 21s: £12
Concessions Available 
Post-show discussion: Tue 17 May
Tickets and Information: 0191 230 5151
Book online: www.northernstage.co.uk  






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