13.06.2025 - 15.06.2025

Noises Off

Michael Frayn
théâtre . Grand Théâtre
Visuel les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg
© Jessica Frascht
lieu Grand Théâtre · Studio
En anglais
inconnue, spectacle en création
Introduction par Janine Goedert 30 minutes avant chaque représentation (EN).

Noises Off
Written by Michael Frayn

EN Longterm collaborator of the Théâtres de la Ville Douglas Rintoul returns to Luxembourg with his production of Michael Frayn's perennially popular Noises Off. Often hailed as the most successful British comedy of the 20th century, this high-energy classic is structured as a play within a play, offering a hilarious behind-the-scenes look at the inner workings of a theatre production. The plot revolves around a troupe of actors on a disastrous provincial tour with a mediocre farce called ‘Nothing On.’ As the play progresses, we get to witness the chaos and mishaps that occur on stage and backstage during the rehearsals and performances, including flubbed lines, misplaced props, malfunctioning set pieces, romantic entanglements, and personal rivalries. The play is known for its intricate timing, physical comedy, and fast-paced action, making it a favourite among audiences and theatre practitioners alike. Frayn's masterful meta-comedy not only deconstructs the conventions of farce but also revels in its absurdity. With its riotous humour and timeless appeal, Noises Off continues to delight and entertain, while exploring the precarious balance between order and chaos and proving that sometimes, the greatest dramas unfold behind the scenes. Luxembourg artist Clio van Aerde designs the set in this first coproduction with the New Wolsey Theatre in Ipswich.


Douglas Rintoul
Clio van Aerde
New Wolsey Theatre, Queens Theatre Hornchurch, Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg & Theatre By The Lake


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