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‘Noises Off’ play dates, times and ticket information


Play:  Noises Off

Playwright: Michael Frayn

Genre:  Farce; for anyone who has ever worked in the theatre, professional or amateur, or for anyone who has ever wondered at what goes on behind the scenes, Noises Off is both celebration and satire, a loving sendup of the idiosyncrasies that make the theatre such a uniquely human and powerful experience.

Synopsis: This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and — of course — flying sardines!

Historical Note: Noises Off premiered at the Lyric Theatre in London in 1982, where it was a smash hit and ran for five successful years. It debuted on Broadway in 1983 and ran for more than 500 performances.



Play Dates and Times: Performances run September 8 through October 1, at –

  • 7:30 p.m. on September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29 and 30; and
  • 2:00 p.m on September 10, 17 & 24 and October 1st

Special Events:

  • Half Price Previews are on September 6 & 7 at 7:30 p.m.;
  • Teens Get in Free: on September 9 at 7:30 p.m. (reservations required); and
  • Sensory-Friendly Performance: on September 21 at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets:  Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for students with a valid ID. For tickets, please telephone 239-218-0481 or visit

Location: The Laboratory Theater of Florida, 1634 Woodford Ave, Fort Myers, FL 33901.

August 15, 2023.

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