Noises Off

Comedy - Original

Brooks Atkinson Theatre

Data not verified
  • First Preview: December 2, 1983
  • Opening Date: December 11, 1983
  • Closing Date: April 6, 1985
  • Previews: 12
  • Performances: 553

Playwright: Michael Frayn


In Act I of Michael Frayn's farce, a second-rate company of British actors is rehearsing a touring company of a terrible sex farce. Act II reveals the backstage chaos that takes place during a performance, and Act III follows the onstage performance in which everything goes wrong.


Opening Night Cast

Victor Garber in Noises Off Victor Garber Garry Lejeune
Dorothy Loudon in Noises Off Dorothy Loudon Dotty Otley
Brian Murray in Noises Off Brian Murray Lloyd Dallas
Linda Thorson Belinda Blair
Paxton Whitehead in Noises Off Paxton Whitehead Frederick Fellowes
Deborah Rush in Noises Off Deborah Rush Brooke Ashton
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Opening Night Production Credits

  Michael Frayn Writer
Michael Blakemore Michael Blakemore Director
  Michael Annals Scenic Design
  Michael Annals Costume Design
  Martin Aronstein Lighting Design
  Joe Domino Miss Loudon's Hair
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Drama Desk Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Director of a Play Michael Blakemore Winner
1984 Outstanding Ensemble Performance Victor Garber Winner
1984 Outstanding New Play   Nominee
1984 Outstanding Set Design Michael Annals Nominee

Outer Critics Circle

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Outstanding Director Michael Blakemore Winner

Tony Award

Year Category Name Winner/Nominee
1984 Direction of a Play Michael Blakemore Nominee
1984 Featured Actor in a Play Douglas Seale Nominee
1984 Featured Actress in a Play Deborah Rush Nominee
1984 Play   Nominee
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