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Theatre Arts: Noises Off, October 2019

An online resource guide for Theatre Arts students at LaGrange College



Noises Off

 will be performed at Price Theatre on


Wednesday, October 16, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, October 17, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, October 19, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 2:30 p.m.

Sunday, October 20, 2019, at 7:00 p.m.


Michael Frayn's farce Noises Off opened on Broadway in 1983; it ran for 553 performances, and has twice been revived on Broadway.


Library Resources for Noises Off

The script of Noises Off is available on the lower level of Lewis Library (Samuel French edition, call number PR 6056 .R3 N6 1985, and in the collection Plays—One, call number PR 6056 .R3 A6 1985).

Other plays by Frayn are available in the same area (PR6056 .R3), including Copenhagen, Balmoral, Benefactors, Clockwise, Clouds, Here, and Make and Break)

For information on Frayn’s life and career, try the Dictionary of Literary Biography database, which has articles on him in several volumes:

He’s also covered in these reference books in the Reference section:

  • British Writers Supplement VII (REF PR 85 .B688 Sup. 7)
  •  Critical Survey of Drama (REF PR 625 .C74 1985, Supplement).

We have an interview with him in our Bound Periodicals area on the lower level; ask us and we’ll fetch it:

  • “Michael Frayn:  The Art of  Theater XV.”  Paris Review issue 168 (Winter 2003), pp. 188-212.

For articles about Frayn and Noises Off, try the International Bibliography of Theater & Dance database, which has several articles and Frayn, including the following:

Worth, Katherine.  “Farce and Michael Frayn.”    Modern Drama 26.1 (March 1983), pp. 47-53

You’ll find more interviews and articles in our News & Newspapers database, such as this one from the New York Times (8 Dec. 1985).


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