Noises Off Returns to the West End: Cast Revealed for 2023 Run and UK Tour

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4 min readAug 2, 2023

Celebrating the Return of ‘Noises Off’ to the West End: New Cast Announcements and Touring News

New Cast Announcements and Touring News

Star-Studded Casting Revealed for Second West End Run

In thrilling theatre news, the much-acclaimed revival of Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’, originally produced at the Theatre Royal Bath, announces further casting for its second run in the West End in 2023. Mathew Horne, best known for his roles in ‘The Homecoming’ and ‘The Miser’, is set to take on the character of Garry Lejeune. Excited about his role, Horne expressed his joy and anticipation, saying: “I am utterly and totally thrilled to join the now legendary company and production of this masterpiece of a play. I’m celebrating my return to the West End with sardines!”
Joining Horne on stage will be Tamzin Outhwaite, recognized for her role in ‘How The Other Half Loves’, playing the role of Belinda Blair. Other significant cast members include the previously announced Felicity Kendal as Dotty Otley, Jonathan Coy as Frederick Fellowes, and Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas.

Other Notable Cast and Crew

Also reprising their roles are Sasha Frost as Brooke Ashton and Pepter Lunkuse as Poppy Norton-Taylor. Newcomer Oscar Batterham joins the production as Tim. Theatre fans will need to stay tuned, as further casting will be announced in the near future.
‘HIs Dark Materials’ actor Sasha Frost, and Pepter Lunkuse known for ‘Hamlet’, will be returning to their roles as Brooke Ashton and Poppy Norton-Taylor respectively. Oscar Batterham, who has previously graced the stage in ‘Richard III’, is also joining the production as Tim. Further casting news is to follow.

Behind the Scenes of ‘Noises Off’

Lindsay Posner heads the 40th-anniversary production as director, and the creative team includes other major names such as Simon Higlett (design), Paul Pyant (lighting design), Greg Clarke (sound design), Will Stuart (composer), Ruth Cooper-Brown (movement and fight director), George Jibson (associate director), and Ginny Schiller (casting director).

The Journey of ‘Noises Off’

The comedic genius of ‘Noises Off’ is depicted over three acts, and it captures the chaotic, often hilarious journey of a touring theatre company performing a fictional farce, ‘Nothing On’.

UK Tour and West End Run

Mathew Horne and Tamzin Outhwaite, set to join the cast of ‘Noises Off’ in the West End, 2023.

Besides its upcoming run in the West End, ‘Noises Off’ will also tour the UK starting from Birmingham Rep on 23 August, before continuing to various cities including Newcastle, Bath, Truro, Blackpool, Poole, Salford, Guildford, York, Norwich, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, and Chichester.
‘H2>Noises Off’ at Theatre Royal Haymarket
The West End run of ‘Noises Off’ will be staged at Theatre Royal Haymarket, where performances will run from 27 September to 16 December. Theatre lovers can grab their tickets now.

Looking Ahead

Further dates and casting for the 2024 tour of ‘Noises Off’ are still to be announced. With a star-studded cast and an iconic script, this ‘play-within-a-play’ farce is all set to entertain audiences with its delightful blend of on and off-stage antics. Stay tuned for more updates and casting news.

FAQs

Who are the new cast members for the West End revival of ‘Noises Off’ in 2023?The new additions to the cast include Mathew Horne playing the character of Garry Lejeune and Tamzin Outhwaite taking up the role of Belinda Blair.When will ‘Noises Off’ be returning to the West End?’Noises Off’ is set to play at Theatre Royal Haymarket from 27 September to 16 December 2023.What is the plot of ‘Noises Off’?’Noises Off’ is a comic farce that follows the on and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they attempt to put on the fictional comedy ‘Nothing On’.Where will ‘Noises Off’ tour in the UK?The tour will start at Birmingham Rep on 23 August, then will visit cities including Newcastle, Bath, Truro, Blackpool, Poole, Salford, Guildford, York, Norwich, Aberdeen, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, and Chichester.Who is directing the 2023 revival of ‘Noises Off’?The 2023 revival of ‘Noises Off’ is being directed by Lindsay Posner.How can I buy tickets for ‘Noises Off’?Tickets for ‘Noises Off’ are currently on sale. Please visit the official website or authorized ticket sellers to purchase.Will there be any additional casting announcements for ‘Noises Off’?Yes, further casting for the 2023 and 2024 runs of ‘Noises Off’ will be announced in due course.Is this the first time ‘Noises Off’ has been revived?No, ‘Noises Off’ has seen multiple revivals since its original debut, with the 2023 run marking its 40th-anniversary production.

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