By Michael Frayn

January 23–February 23, 2020
Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage
The raucous love letter to theatre

Noises Off, hailed as the funniest farce ever written, treats audiences to a hilarious peek at a second-tier acting troupe performing a show. With egos, insecurities, and tempers flaring backstage—and forgotten lines, missed cues, and misplaced sardines onstage—this cast threatens to strike the old adage “the show must go on.” Michael Frayn’s dizzying play-within-a-play classic is sure to leave you doubled over with laughter.

Running time: approx. 2 hr 30 min (with one intermission)

  • Showtimes
    Monday Closed
    Tuesday 7:30 PM
    Wednesday 1:30 PM
    & 7:30 PM
    Thursday 7:30 PM
    Friday 8 PM
    Saturday 2 PM & 8 PM
    Sunday 2 PM
  • Special Performances
    Sunday Salon
    Feb 2, 2019 – 2 PM

    Tuesday Talkback
    Feb 11, 2019 – 7:30 PM

    VocalEye Performances
    Feb 16, 2019 – 2 PM
    Feb 21, 2019 – 8 PM

    Relaxed Performance
    Feb 16, 2019 – 7 PM
  • Show Materials
  • Seat map
  • Directions & Parking
    Granville @ 12th, 2750 Granville Street
    Vancouver, BC
    V6H 3J3

    Parking Tips
  • Restaurants
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  • Audience advisory
    Theatrical devices such as herbal or electronic cigarettes, water-based fog and haze, and mature content may occur in some productions. Please contact our box office for more information.
Production Sponsor Singleton Reynolds


Artistic Team


  1. Tess Degenstein as Brooke Ashton
  2. Charlie Gallant as Garry Lejeune
  3. Ming Hudson as Poppy Norton-Taylor
  4. Andy Maton as Selsdon Mowbray
  5. Nora McLellan as Tim Allgood
  6. Andrew McNee as Lloyd Dallas
  7. Emma Slipp as Belinda Blair
  8. Jovanni Sy as Frederick Fellowes
  9. Colleen Winton as Dotty Otley

Creative Team

  1. Scott Bellis Director
  2. Ted Roberts Set Designer
  3. Christine Reimer Costume Designer
  4. Alan Brodie Lighting Designer
  5. Anton Lipovetsky Sound Designer
  6. Alison Matthews Dialect Coach
  7. Michelle Thorne Assistant Director
  8. Angela Beaulieu Stage Manager
  9. Ronaye Haynes Assistant Stage Manager
  10. Mike Kovac and Ryan McNeill Bolton Fight Directors


Detailed Synopsis (spoiler alert)

ACT ONE The cast of a comic play, Nothing On, rehearses at a theatre in Weston-super-Mare, England, the night before the show is set to premiere. Lloyd Dallas directs Dotty Otley (playing the role of…

Source: Arts Club Theatre Company
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Michael Frayn interview

From his Fleet Street satire Towards the End of the Morning to the theatrical in-jokes of Noises Off, journalist, novelist and playwright Michael Frayn has made a career from uncovering the absurdities of real life….

Source: The Guardian
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Michael Frayn: Farce and the uncertainty principle

“I saw [the show] from backstage one night, and thought it was funnier than what was going on out front. It made me think I’d like to write a farce seen from backstage. Then Michael…

Source: The Independent
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