Tag Archives: farce

A complete guide to Noises Off in the West End

Michael Frayn’s genius farce celebrates its 40th anniversary. Read my full London Theatre article here

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Laurie Davidson and Natalie Simpson talk Jack Absolute Flies Again

I spoke to the stars of Richard Bean and Oliver Chris’s comedy at the National Theatre. Read my full London Theatre interview here

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The Man in the White Suit, Wyndham’s Theatre

A hit comedy about a textile scientist? It might sound unlikely, but Ealing Studios’ 1951 sci-fi satire, starring Alec Guinness, was one of the most popular films of the year in Britain. Now, Sean Foley hopes to repeat its success with his … Continue reading

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Noises Off, Garrick Theatre

“Doors and sardines. Getting on, getting off. Getting the sardines on, getting the sardines off. That’s farce. That’s the theatre. That’s life.” Michael Frayn’s laugh-til-you-weep backstage comedy transfers from the Lyric Hammersmith (where it first appeared in 1982), and Jeremy Herrin’s superb revival has … Continue reading

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The Antipodes leads October’s Top 10 new London shows

From Annie Baker to Ealing comedy and a royal reunion. Read my full BroadwayWorld article here

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Noises Off, Lyric Hammersmith

Do not anger the theatre gods, for their vengeance is swift and mighty. On press night of Michael Frayn’s peerless portrait of backstage disasters, the Lyric suffered its own “technical difficulties”, adding a distinctly meta frisson to this already gloriously … Continue reading

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Present Laughter, Old Vic

Great Scott! His recent turn as Fleabag‘s Hot Priest made him a global sex symbol. Now, Andrew Scott reminds audiences that he’s just as irresistible on stage, leading Matthew Warchus’s absolute romp of a Noël Coward revival with the kind of panache … Continue reading

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No laughing matter: The challenges of reviewing comedy

BroadwayWorld reviewers share their thoughts. Read the full article here

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Young Marx, Bridge Theatre

Nicholas Hytner and Nick Starr’s enterprise is certainly an historic one: The Bridge is London’s first new wholly commercial theatre in 80 years. If its opening play isn’t the same landmark work, it’s nevertheless an auspicious start to a promising … Continue reading

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The Painkiller, Garrick Theatre

The fourth production in Branagh’s Garrick season is the revival of an odd-couple romp he brought to the Lyric, Belfast in 2011. Sean Foley (best known for his superlative Branagh-directed Morecambe and Wise tribute The Play What I Wrote) adapts … Continue reading

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