YEAR 13 DRAMA PRODUCTION "NOISES OFF"

It is 1974 when a troupe of actors take the naughty British bedroom farce, 'Nothing On' on a tour of provincial NZ. Unfortunately, there are as many hijinks and cross-loves happening between the cast as there are in the farce they are performing. The result is two farces occurring at the same time – the one on the stage and the one back stage!

With the use of a revolving set, Noises Off reveals both comedies to the real audience. Described by both the New York Post and The Daily Telegraph as, '"The funniest farce ever written," Noises Off delivers an evening of gags, risqué humour and slapstick that will tickle the funny bones of anyone who buys a ticket to see it.

There are four casts to this year's Graduation Production. Each student has at least two performances and most have three. Director and Drama teacher Mr Walker says that this is the most demanding Graduation Production so far because, with two plays occurring simultaneously on stage, and no less than ten doors opening and closing, the precision of the comic timing is essential to the mechanics of the comedy and, therefore must be rehearsed over and over. 'I am very confident, however, that the marvellous students I am working with will pull off six great nights at the theatre,' he says.

Noises Off opens on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 and runs each night until SATURDAY 12 in the Hall Theatre at 7.30pm. It closes with a 1pm matinee on SUNDAY 13.

Tickets cost $14 for Adults and $8 for students and beneficiaries.

There is a SPECIAL $6 PREVIEW on TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8.

There is also an opportunity to buy a DINNER and SHOW ticket for just $47.00 on WEDNESDAY 9.

BOOKINGS can be made by ringing the office on 430 4460

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