REVIEW: Noises Off, Grand Theatre, Lancaster, by Lancaster Footlights

Rachael Hunt and Andy Dobel in Lancaster Footlights' Noises Off
Rachael Hunt and Andy Dobel in Lancaster Footlights' Noises Off
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Michael Frayn’s ‘Noises Off’ has been described as ‘the cleverest farce of the 20th century’.

Meticulously and ingeniously plotted, with equally sparkling dialogue, it places huge demands not only on the two sets required.

The cast of eight from Lancaster Footlights and their crew were more than up to theses demanding requirements.Director Sandie Lane-Dixon had a complete grasp of what the play’s about, and brought out some fine delivery, slapstick, and some perfect comic timing. So too was designing, constructing, painting, transporting, changing and replacing the wonderful set. Bob Chaplin, Sim Lane-Dixon and their assistants deserve the highest praise; here was artistic discipline and technique at their very best. This was a remarkable achievement for an amateur production.

MICHAEL NUNN