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Noises Off is a play within a play called "Nothing On" (a purposely dreadful sex comedy).


Act One focuses on the dress rehearsal, with the cast still fumbling with entrances and exits and bothersome props (notably, a plate of sardines). Act Two portrays the opening night, at the (fictional) Grand Theatre in Weston-super-Mare; but it is seen from backstage, providing a view that reveals the deteriorating personal relationships among the cast. Act Three sees a performance well into the run, when everyone is bored and anxious to be done with it, and the actors attempt to cover a series of mishaps by making up the play as they go along. 


BHTC NOTES: The early building of the 2 level set necessary for rehearsing, was greatly assisted by the loan of an empty industrial unit (see Press Article 1 below). Once the set transferred to The Martlets, a decision was taken by Charles that the stage curtains would remain open whilst the set was turned between acts, so the audiences could see and fully appreciate the amazing double sided set.



Genre: Comedy Farce

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Directed by: Charles Lewis

Production Date:  October 1990

Group:  BHTC

Staged:  The Martlets Hall, Burgess Hill


BHTC Production Number: 153



Julia Clark
Geoff Braman

Chris Smith

Pippa Jones

Debbie Wenham

Alan Carter

Cher Klimek

Rick Peckham

Peter Case

Tim Kendell

Jan Case

Barbara Kinsey & Chris Twyman

Julia Clark & Jan Case

Geoff Twyman 

Tim Kendell

Richard Griffin, John Funnel & Chris Childs

Rosalind Wood

Graham Wood

Dotty Otley (Mrs Clackett)

Lloyd Dallas

Gary Lejeune (Roger Tramplemain)

Brooke Ashton (Vicki)

Poppy Norton-Taylor

Frederick Fellowes (Philip Brent)

Belinda Blair (Flavia Brent)

Tim Allgood

Selsdon Mowbray (Burglar)

Stage Manager

Assistant to Director



Set Design

Technical Manager

Technical Assistants

Front of House Manager

Box Office Manager


Programme & Press Cuttings

Photos 1-24

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