Noises Off

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Noises Off (1982) is a play by English author of novels and plays, Michael Frayn (1933-*).

Performance history in South Africa

1983: Presented by Pieter Toerien Productions by arrangement with Michael Codron and Herbert de Leon Ltd, directed by Rex Garner, opening 11 May at the André Huguenet Theatre, subsequently moving to the Baxter Theatre, starring Joy Stewart Spence, Rex Garner, Eckard Rabe, Alida Labia, Tammy Bonell, Ralph Lawson, Clare Marshall, Errol Hart, Kenneth Baker. Set designed by Kay Page and Steve Collins. Lighting designed by Jannie Swanepoel, costumes by Noreen Sterling.

1999: Staged by the Technikon Pretoria, directed by Shirley Sacks with a cast of students.

2005: Performed at the Montecasino Theatre and the Theatre on the Bay, directed by Christopher Weare, starring Robyn Scott, Alan Committie, Ralph Lawson, Neville Thomas, Julie Hartley, Jenny Stead, Daniel Barnett, Pierre Malherbe and Henri Landon. This production was also staged at the National Arts Festival 2005, presented by Pieter Toerien Productions.

2009: Directed by Pieter Bosch Botha at the Breytenbach Theatre starring At Botha, Shareen Swart, Kaz McFadden and Desire Manthey.

Translations and adaptations

Lawwe Geluide, a translation into Afrikaans by Charles J. Fourie. Performed at the KKNK in the 2000s.

Sources

Wikipedia [1].

Theatre programme (Pieter Toerien Productions), 1983.

Barrow, Brian & Williams-Short, Yvonne (eds.). 1988. Theatre Alive! The Baxter Story 1977-1987.

Technikon Pretoria theatre programme, 1999.

The Star 26 July 2005; 17 November 2009.

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