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Review:

Yours truly got the chance of watching this very hilarious play on Sunday, April 13. I personally love the concept of watching a play-within-a-play giving us funny acts in front and in behind.

The way they are making everyone laugh was such a creative idea. Rep's choices of actors was like chemistry. Humor was fun.

Showing us the scene backstage gives a different perspective of laughing. Watching this play will surely make your day complete.

Now what happens when everyone involved in the play goes into chaos? That is for you to find out...

What makes it interesting is seeing what's happening behind the play.

Noises Off, is directed by Miguel V. Faustmann, which runs from March 28 to April 13 and from April 25 to April 27, 2014 at Onstage, 2/F, Greenbelt 1, Paseo de Roxas corner Legazpi St., Makati City.

Noises Off’ is Repertory Philippines' third offering for its 77th season.

The idea for Noises Off came to Frayn while he was watching one of his other plays, The Two of Us, from the wings. Noting that it was “funnier from behind than in front,” he was inspired to create a one-act play called Exits, which he later expanded into what would become Noises Off.

Repertory Philippines has assembled a stellar cast for the current production. Most actors played roles in the fictitious play Nothing On.


CAST

Veteran performer Chinggoy Alonso plays Lloyd Dallas, the director of the play-within-a-play.

The role of forgetful actress Dotty Otley, who plays housekeeper Mrs. Clackett, is assayed by Frances Makil Ignacio.

Returning to Rep after many years away, Paul Holme takes on the role of alcoholic stage veteran Selsdon Mowbray, who in turn plays a burglar.

Another erstwhile Rep regular, Shiela Valderrama-Martinez, plays cheerful actress Belinda Blair, who plays Flavia Brent.

Shiela’s real-life husband Lorenz Martinez, another Rep stalwart, takes on the role of Garry Lejeune, who takes on the role of Roger Tramplemain.

Carla Guevara-Laforteza, yet another returning Repper, plays Brooke Ashton, who plays a sexpot named Vicki.

Gerard Sison essays the role of actor Frederick Fellowes, who plays Flavia’s husband Philip Brent, the owner of the house in which the play-within-a-play is set.

The backstage staff of the fictitious show is composed of Peachy Atilano’s Poppy Norton-Taylor (the show’s assistant stage manager) and Nico Dans’s Tim Allgood (the company stage manager). Both Poppy and Tim understudy various roles in “Nothing On”.

The Humor
The unique humor of Noises Off comes from the intricacies of plot and character interwoven with the personalities of the actors and the show they’re trying to perform.

Respected New York Times critic Frank Rich called it “the funniest play written in my lifetime,” and now is your chance to see why.

For details of the show, contact Repertory Philippines in the following ways: (02) 843-3570 or 555-0082; e-mail shows@repertoryphilippines.com or visit http://www.repertoryphilippines.com

The New Office
The Repertory Philippines office has changed locations from Ortigas to Makati. Tnew address is Unit 13 and 14 Ecoville, Executive Townhouses, Metropolitan Avenue, Makati.

Tickets are available through Ticketworld at 891-9999, or via http://www.ticketworld.com.ph/

Connect to Repertory Philippines online through the following social media networks:
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Repertory Philippines would like to thank the following media partners and establishments for their support: Broadwayworld.com, ClickTheCity.com, Radio Republic, WhenInManila.com, BusinessWorld, Lane Moving and Storage, Herword.com, Ticketworld.com, Solar News, Raintree Restaurants (Mr. Jones, Kabila, MOMO Café, and Museum Café), Greenbelt, Ayala Malls, and Lightshapers.

“Noises Off” was first presented, by special arrangement with Michael Cordon, at the Lyric Theatre, Hammersmith, on February 23rd, 1982, and on March 31st by Michael Cordron at the Savoy Theatre, London.

“Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with United Agents LLP.




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