Review: Noises Off

Posted on Wed 17 March 2010 in general

Last night Fliss and I watched the film version of Michael Frayn's Noises Off. Fliss explained to me that it is a film beloved of theatre technicians due to it's setting, following the goings on behind stage of a dysfunctional group of actors performing a classic English farce. The film version stars Michael Caine and includes fine performances from Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve and Denholm Elliott.

There is not much I can say about the plot as I don't want to spoil it for anyone. However it is a laugh out loud comedy that had been literally crying with laughter throughout. I'd quite like to see a proper staged version of it some time. Highly recommended.