Santiago Stage presents Noises Off

Santiago Stage presents Noises Off

The troupes current production is a comedy of epic proportions that many will know, Noises Off by Micheal Frayn. A three act comedy which premiered in1982 and to much acclaim became a movie in 1992. The film version starred Carol Burnett, Christopher Reeve, Micheal Caine, John Ritter and Nicollette Sheridan.

Santiago Stage’s production of Noises Off is set to open at The Grange School auditorium on the 30th of April and run til the 6th of May. Noises Off is a hilarious comedy that will thrill theater goer’s of 14 years old to 100 years old plus. Patrons are assured of a laugh a minute. The antics of the characters trying to stage the play Nothing On and their predicaments in doing so, go from bad to worse as the play progresses. Then finally… Just when they get it right it all goes wrong!

Tickets for the performance are $4000 pre-sale, $5000 on the door, doors open at 7.30pm, show starts at 8pm on the 30th April and on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of May. Further details on the play are available by mailing the groups President, Zenan Delaney at

Synopsis of the play:

Noises Off is a “play about a play”. The play it’s about is a very silly but traditional farce called Nothing On by Robin Housemonger, with innumerable doors, ridiculous cases of mistaken identity, and of course many unexpected appearances of underwear and sardines. Nothing On is being staged by “Otstar Productions”, a company put together by Dotty Otley, a well known TV star from some years back, who has fallen on hard times and is looking to build herself a little nest-egg.

She has appointed a director, Lloyd Dallas, who is looking to raise his profile from outdoor Shakespeare in London parks, and a cast of four former colleagues from the TV world. They have taken on a hard-worked and put-upon crew of two, the lowest in the pecking order, who struggle on as set builders, stage managers, and where necessary understudies. The final cast member is recruited by Lloyd from his theatrical connections: a veteran stage actor named Selsdon Mowbray. Like the others he is somewhat down on his luck. We join the company at their final rehearsal for the opening night of Nothing On at the Municipal Theater, Santiago and follow them as they head north through the provinces. We eavesdrop on the backstage in Valparaiso, and finally we become their audience in Arica. Prepare for their relationships, rivalries and misunderstandings to mirror, if not surpass, those in the farce they are so desperately trying to bring to the stage…

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