A NEW PLAY BY JACQUELINE SAPHRA
DIRECTED BY TAMAR SAPHRA
“A truly exceptional piece of theatre" Number 9
“A poetic drama which grips you from the moment it starts” The Strand
★★★★ Mind the Blog “An excellent, unmissable play”
★★★★ Spy in the Stalls “Different from anything you have seen before”
★★★★ The Upcoming “McAllister’s remarkable vivacity is outstanding”
★★★★ BroadwayWorld “Tremendous sound work by Tom Parkinson”
★★★★ Breaking the Fourth wall
★★★★ London Pub Theatres
‘Maybe this is our stop
Maybe the pack is gone forever
Maybe we will lie here forever in our own shit dreaming of bones’
Luna is a dog. A good dog. Nemesis of the big-dick-labradoodle, rabbit hunter, merciless protector of the human pack.
It’s a warm April night and The Noises are everywhere. Luna’s only friend, Ellie, has gone out, but Ma has locked Luna in and she’s getting restless. The night is stretching out and changing shape, strange smells are drifting through the closed door.
Beyond the door, The Noises are getting faster and louder and Luna’s beloved Ellie hasn’t come home.
What does it mean to be brave? What does it mean to be good?
Confined here together in the dark, what else do we have but each other?
A mother and daughter collaboration between TS Eliot Award Shortlisted poet and playwright Jacqueline Saphra and director-dramaturg Tamar Saphra, The Noises is a visceral new play about fear, courage, violence, and how far we’re prepared to go for the ones we love.
Every performance has fully integrated audio description for blind and visually impaired audiences.
The Noises was longlisted for the 2017 Bruntwood Prize for Playwriting.
This production has been generously supported by The T.S. Eliot Foundation and Arts Council England.
PERFORMER - Amy McAllister
WRITER - Jacqueline Saphra
DIRECTOR - Tamar Saphra
PRODUCER - Liam McLaughlin
STAGE MANAGER - Rachel Darwood
SOUND DESIGN - Tom Parkinson
SET AND COSTUME DESIGN - Georgia De Grey
LIGHTING DESIGN - Timothy Kelly
MOVEMENT DIRECTION - Louise Kempton
AUDIO DESCRIPTION CONSULTANT - Jenni Elbourne
ACCESS CONSULTANT - Amelia Cavallo
ASSISTANT DIRECTOR - Evangeline Cullingworth
VOICEOVER ACTORS - Helen Monks, Thea Collings & Euan Macnaughton