Lindsay Posner's revival is the first major London outing for the popular play since Jeremy Sams’ 2000 production at the National Theatre. It opened on 13 December (previews from 3 December 2011) to critical acclaim.
Sams' production enjoyed two West End stints, first at the Comedy Theatre and then at the Piccadilly following a UK tour. Noises Off was first produced at the West End's Savoy Theatre in 1982, winning an Olivier for Best Comedy and running for five years.
The farce's backstage imbroglio follows a touring company who mount a chaotic production of the trouser-dropping Nothing On. Amongst all the confusion, frayed tempers, broken hearts and off-stage explosions, can the show go on?
Following Noises Off at the Old Vic, Eve Best will play the title role in Jamie Lloyd's revival of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi. One of the great Jacobean tragedies, the play opens on 27 March 2012 (previews from 17 March) playing a limited run to 9 June 2012.