Noises Off

by MICHAEL FRAYN
directed by MEREDITH McDONOUGH

Overview

An ingenious backstage farce

In this rip-roaring classic, the audience is treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek at an acting troupe rehearsing and performing the farce Nothing On. Despite nerves, dropped lines and technical difficulties, they make it through rehearsal and open the show. As time goes by, things deteriorate until pandemonium ensues and axe-wielding co-stars, drunken cast members and misplaced sardines take center stage during a disaster of a performance that threatens to jinx the old saying, “The show must go on.”

Ticket prices

Preview performances start at $15 (October 27 – Nov 1). 
Regular performances range from $29 to $78.

Content advisory

This production contains strong language and suggestive content.  

Run time

Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes (including intermission)

Accessibility

ASL, Audio Described and Open Captioned performances are available on select dates. 

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Play guide

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Location

McGuire Proscenium Stage

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In the news

Review

“We sometimes take for granted the acting talent evident on Twin Cities stages, but then you see a precise, laugh-out-loud production such as Noises Off and you are reminded: ‘Damn, they’re good.’”

Read the full Star Tribune article. 

Review

“A two-and-a-half hour respite from the Real World”

Read the full Pioneer Press review. 

Video

Feature

Get ready for three acts of all-out absurdity and backstage mayhem. 

Feature

Fan favorite Sally Wingert hits the stage as Dotty Otley and Mrs. Clackett in the hilarious backstage farce NOISES OFF. 

Photos

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Noises Off. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Nathan Keepers (Lloyd Dallas), Sally Wingert (Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett) and Laura Jordan (Belinda Blair/Flavia) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Noises Off. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Sally Wingert (Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett), Remy Auberjonois (Frederick Fellowes/Philip/Sheikh), Johnny Wu (Garry Lejeune/Roger) and Laura Jordan (Belinda Blair/Flavia) in the Guthrie Theater’s production of Noises Off. Photo by Dan Norman.

The cast of the Guthrie Theater’s production of Noises Off. Photo by Dan Norman. 

Artists

Cast

Remy Auberjonois

Frederick Fellowes/Philip/Sheikh

Raye Birk

Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar

Kimberly Chatterjee

Poppy Norton-Taylor

JuCoby Johnson

Tim Allgood

Laura Jordan

Belinda Blair/Flavia

Nathan Keepers

Lloyd Dallas

Kate Loprest

Brooke Ashton/Vicki

Sally Wingert

Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett

Johnny Wu

Garry Lejeune/Roger

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Creative

Joseph Haj

Artistic Director

Michael Frayn

Playwright

Meredith McDonough

Director

Kate Sutton-Johnson

Scenic Designer

Sara Ryung Clement

Costume Designer

Paul Toben

Lighting Designer

Jill BC Du Boff

Original Sound Design

Paul Estby

Sound Design Recreated By

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Jill Walmsley Zager

Resident Voice Coach

Aaron Preusse

Fight Director

Michele Hossle

Stage Manager

Jason Clusman

Assistant Stage Manager

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Post-play discussions

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