NOISES OFF!

Sound Design

A British farce, Noises Off! depicts the humorous exploits of a cast and crew with their production of Nothing On. The unique aspect of this show is the change between Acts. The audience sees the first scene of Nothing On rehearsed on the set in the first Act; then set turns in the next as we watch the cast and crew put on the show as we watch the backstage shenanigans that ensue.

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Being based in the 1970's, the sound design supports the time period through artificially replicating the technology used in the theatre during that time. Since reels of tape are used to play sound cues in the 1970's, the quality of the sound cues in the show share that same kind of scratchy texture. The kinds of sound cues are also of a more comical variety being exaggerated with inspiration from British comedies such as Fawlty Towers and Monty Python's Flying Circus.


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