Noises Off, With Brochtrup, Chappell and More, Begins SCR Run Feb. 6

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The door slamming begins Feb. 6 at South Coast Repertory Theatre with the first preview of a new production of Michael Frayn's backstage comedy, Noises Off.

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award winner Art Manke directs the staging, running to March 8 on the Segerstrom Stage in Costa Mesa, CA.

The cast features Nancy Bell as Belinda Blair, Bill Brochtrup as Garry Lejeune, Kandis Chappell as Dotty Otley, Winslow Corbett as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Kaleo Griffith as Lloyd Dallas, Brian Hostenske as Tim Allgood, Timothy Landfield as Frederick Fellows, Jennifer Lyon Brooke Ashton and Nick Ullett as Selsdon Mowbray.

Opening is Feb. 13.


"Noises Off follows the on-and off-stage antics of an inept acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night," according to SCR. "Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang on to their lines, their performances and the furniture. Add a slippery plate of sardines and many slamming doors, and you have the most hilarious backstage farce ever written." Manke received his fifth Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Award for directing SCR's West Coast premiere of Bach at Leipzig in 2006. Other work with SCR includes last season's Taking Steps, the world premiere musical version of The Wind in the Willows and choreography for numerous productions. Manke was a co-founder and artistic director (1991-2001) of A Noise Within, where he directed the works of Shakespeare, Molière, Wilde, Coward and Sophocles.

The creative team for Noises Off includes John Iacvelli (set design), Angela Balogh Calin (costume design), York Kennedy (lighting design), Vincent Olivieri (sound design), Ken Merckx (movement consultant), David Newell (dialect coach), Linda Sullivan Baity (dramaturg) and Jamie Tucker (stage manager).

For tickets and more information, visit, by phone at (714) 708-5555 or in person at the SCR box office.


Tony Award-winning South Coast Repertory, under the artistic direction of David Emmes and Martin Benson, is widely recognized as one of the leading professional theatres in the United States. Founded in 1964, SCR is committed to theatre that illuminates the compelling personal and social issues of our time, not only on its stages but through its education and outreach programs. While its productions represent a balance of classic and modern theatre, SCR is renowned for its extensive new play development program, including the Pacific Playwrights Festival. Of SCR's more than 400 productions, 108 have been world premieres with subsequent stagings achieving enormous success across America and around the world. SCR-developed works have garnered eight Pulitzer Prize nominations with Margaret Edson's Wit winning the prize in 1999 and David Lindsay-Abaire's Rabbit Hole in 2007. Located in Costa Mesa, CA, in 2002 SCR opened the Folino Theater Center, an expanded three-theatre complex that includes the 507-seat Segerstrom Stage, the 336-seat Julianne Argyros Stage and the 94-seat Nicholas Studio.

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