Backstage comedy takes to the road....

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Following its acclaimed run at the Old Vic and subsequent West End run, Michael Frayn’s multi-award winning backstage comedy Noises Off takes to the road for a UK Tour, hitting Eastbourne’s Congress Theatre stage from April 16-20.

Noises Off serves up a riotous double bill – a play within a play. Hurtling along at breakneck speed it follows the backstage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through rehearsals to a shambolic first night and a final disastrous performance.

David Bark Jones in Noises Off at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

David Bark Jones in Noises Off at The Congress Theatre, Eastbourne

Directed by Lindsay Posner, the UK tour stars an array of accomplished British actors including Neil Pearson, David Bark-Jones, Maureen Beattie and Geoffrey Freshwater.

Perhaps best known for his role in the television series Drop The Dead Donkey, and films Bridget Jones’ Diary and Bridget Jones’ Diary: Edge Of Reason, Neil Pearson is no stranger to theatre with stage credits including Sir Peter Hall’s touring productions of Uncle Vanya, Old Times and Mind Milly For Me and Kevin Spacey’s production of Cloaca.

Noises Off is at the Congress Theatre, April 16-20, at 7.30pm, with Thursday and Saturday 2.30pm matinees.