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Lamb’s Players Theatre announces its hit production of NOISES OFF, what the New York Post calls “THE FUNNIEST FARCE EVER WRITTEN!” will run thru May 20th.


Robert Smyth, the company’s Producing Artistic Director also directs the production: “In NOISES OFF, playwright Michael Frayn takes us back to England in 1976. During the 60s & 70s dozens of touring companies brought live theatre to communities large and small across the country. The two most popular types of show were Shakespeare and what was known as the British Bedroom Farce, a low comedy genre that involved a lot of doors and actors.” 

“In 1982 Frayn wrote a satire of the genre, and wound up taking Farce to a whole new level, while poking affection fun at touring, the theatre, and its inhabitants - actor, crew, director and playwright.

“I was delighted to be able pull together a terrific cast of LAMB’S Company 

Members and Associate Artists, and to have Jordan Miller on board as our 

movement and fight choreographer. Our veteran team of designers do their normal stellar work. The biggest challenge was thrown to scenic designer Mike Buckley, who we asked to give us a set that rotated 180º, in a theatre (LAMB’S) that has no backstage! 

In 1970 the playwright was asked to write a one-act farce for Lynn Redgrave that involved she and one other actor playing multiple characters, going through multiple doors and making multiple costume changes. One day as he watched from behind the scenes it struck him that the show was even funnier seen from backstage. He would put that memory to good use a dozen years later in Act 2 of NOISES OFF.”



Brian Mackey

Omri Schein

Charlene Wilkinson

Deborah Gilmour Smyth 

Jim Chovick 

Cynthia Gerber

Fran Gercke

Ross Hellwig

Jessica John




Directed by                                              Robert Smyth

Assistant Director/ Fight Choreographer   Jordan Miller

Set Design                                                Michael Buckley

Lighting Design                                        Nate Peirson

Costume Design                                       Jeanne Reith

Stage Manager                                         Heather Brose

Properties Design                                     Rachel Hengst

Sound Design                                           Deborah Gilmour Smyth


Production Run:

Thru May 20

Wed & Thu 7:30 / Fri 8 / Sat 4 & 8/ Sun 2

Lamb’s Players Theatre

1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado


Tickets range from $24 to $68, depending on the seating section and the day of the week.

Discounts are available for Seniors (66+) and Veterans.

Half-price tickets are available for Youth (ages 5 – 17), Young Adults (18 – 34) & Active Duty Military.

LAMB’S has presented a calendar-year Season year-round, since it opened its first resident stage in 1978, an intimate theatre-in-the-round in National City. The company spent 17 Season there, steadily building a growing county-wide audience. LAMB’S became the region’s third largest theatre company (after the Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse) following the move of its resident theatre to Coronado in 1994.

Robert Smyth, joined Lamb’s Players in 1976 to start the group’s resident theatre work, and became the organization’s Producing Artistic Director in 1985.

More information and tickets are available online at or thru the LAMB’S Box Office – 619.437.6000 (Tue – Sat, noon to 7)