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"Noises Off", farce in Malvern this Saturday - Input Junkie
August 1st, 2013
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"Noises Off", farce in Malvern this Saturday
Noises Off will be playing in Malvern till August 4. I've got a ticket for 2:00 PM Saturday-- let me know if you'd like to get together for it.

The play is about a theatre company performing a farce who find that farce elements start leaking into their lives. The movie version is very funny, and I've been told that a live production is likely to be twice as funny as the movie.

Enthusiastic review. Another enthusiastic review.

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From:batdina
Date:August 1st, 2013 09:57 pm (UTC)
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obviously cannot speak to the quality of the production you'll be seeing, but I can assure you that if the cast has the timing down well, the play smashes the movie to bits.

prepare for an ache in your belly from laughing.
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From:theweaselking
Date:August 2nd, 2013 02:41 pm (UTC)
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This. Play, live, is WAY better than the movie. Largely because the movie screws up the pacing with things like exterior shots.

Movie is still good! Very funny. Just.... not as funny as the play.

Edited at 2013-08-02 02:42 pm (UTC)
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From:kalimac
Date:August 2nd, 2013 08:36 am (UTC)
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Especially if you've never seen it before, the play is truly funny. I laughed more the first time I saw it than at anything else I've ever seen.

Subsequent viewings have generated less laughter but more admiration at the ingenuity of the thing.

I know people who saw the movie first who think that's funnier than the play. So it may be a "first time is best" thing. But from the reviews this sounds like a particularly good production. Wish I were there.

Edited at 2013-08-02 08:42 am (UTC)
From:paulshandy
Date:August 3rd, 2013 12:40 am (UTC)
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I really enjoyed both the movie and the play. Have a great time!
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From:fla_sunshine
Date:August 3rd, 2013 03:00 am (UTC)
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Terri and I saw this play in Clermont a couple of years ago. It was quite amusing.
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