An adaptation of Noises off by Michael Frayn, translated and directed by Alireza Kooshakjalali, co-produced by Hamidreza Alinejad and Hatef Kalateh, is on stage at the Rosa Hall of the Erfan Cultural Complex.

Michael Frayn's Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!

Elham Pavehnejad, Amin Miri, Sam Kaboudvand, Sadaf Espahbodi, Elahe Farazmand, Misagh Zare, Diba Zahedi, Alipouya Ghasemi, Ali Abdali and Majid Omidi star in the show.

Alireza Koushk Jalali, is an Iranian theatre director and playwright. Currently, he resides in Cologne, Germany, where he also made his first German production in 1986.

The Crew:Behzad Javadanfard  as production Manager, Fereshteh Jahanbani as producer, Arian Kishishzadeh as  Stage Designer, Reza Khazraei as  Light Designer, Helia Shokri as  Costume Designer, Ali Kianian as  Music Selection, Vahdat Sarchouni as Makeup Designer, Mohammad Sadegh Zarjavian as  Poster Designer, Amin Miri and Azin Pourzarandpour as Director unite, , Mohammad Alidadi and Hamid Abbasi  as Stage Managers, Amir Shabani and Mohammad Chaleshi  as Stage Assistants, Mohammad Tasbihi as Set Design, Elham Fakhar as make-up Assistant, Mahsa Ayoubi, Zahra Ayoubi, Stayesh Ahmadi  as Clothing Assistants, Amir Qalichias  Advertising Manager, Amir Parsaian- Mehr as Media Manager, PAN Production Studio as teaser maker, Peyman Garzam and Shokraneh Karim Photographer.


Michael Frayn, FRSL is an English playwright and novelist. He is best known as the author of the farce Noises Off and the dramas Copenhagen and Democracy.

Source: Iran Theater