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Reviews - Noises Off

Just Moo-vallous: Mad Cows’ Noises Off! A fabulous farce

Claire Dunn - Shrewsbury Today

It had everything – comedy, a fabulous cast and a great set. It can only be those Mad Cows again!

Noises Off Set


They presented Michael Frayn’s udderly hilarious Noises Off! at Shrewsbury’s Theatre Severn to mark their tenth anniversary year.

And by jove – what a show!

Mad Cow Productions, led by director Alex Hinton and Lisa Lowarch, have struck gold with this one.

You quite simply would never have known you were watching an amateur production.

Every performer - from plumber to student – wholly embraced their characters and every one delivered their lines with superb comedic timing. They brought the house down at opening night last night. I was in total stitches.

The cast was Barbara Vesty as Dotty, Keith Clements as Lloyd, Joshua Croft as Gary, Lucy Billau as Brooke, Robert Hinton as Freddy and Emma Hedges as Belinda. They were joined by Georgie Wright as Poppy, Harry Allmark as Tim and Stuart Main as Selsdon.

Noises Off is a play within a play – and takes the audience on a hilarious journey following a cast of actors starring in their own production of Nothing On.

It starts by introducing the characters and their relationships during rehearsals for their show and we quickly discover they are hopelessly under prepared.

Act Two goes behind the scenes one month into the show’s run and reveals the characters’ deteriorating relationships. Pure slapstick!  There are hilarious consequences by Act 3 which concludes the 10 week tour of Nothing On and their final performance is reduced to a total farce!

Noises Off! is a right romp from start to finish – a joy to watch.

To say the Mad Cows have put everything into this show is an understatement – in fact the cast even helped build the set, no easy feat.

I can see another Mayor’s Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Community hoofing its way to these Mad Cows! This show deserved to be a complete sell-out!