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Noises Off by Michael Frayn opens September 8th at The Lab!

FORT MYERS, FL (August 7, 2023) The Laboratory Theater of Florida is thrilled to open its 15th season with Michael Frayn’s hilarious physical comedy Noises Off. 

Actor love triangles, an ineffective director, and a perpetually drunk actor are just the beginning of the challenges a British theater troupe is having. As they try to get their sex comedy in front of an audience, misunderstandings, and hot tempers lead to messy situations for the cast. Noises Off is a slapstick farce with outrageous onstage and behind-the-scenes shenanigans that’ll leave you gasping for air.

“It’s funny almost beyond belief…Complaints? I’ve got none. This show is flawless.” – Wall Street Journal

“If you’ve ever wanted to sit in on a rehearsal or be backstage while a show is going on, Noises Off gives you that glimpse into the patience, the stress, and the artistry of the crew and cast as they prepare to tour a (terrible) little play. Noises Off is a great farce, sitting solidly among the great plays of the 20th century. The physical humor is robust, the buffoonery is outstanding, and you need a cast that understands comedic timing – this cast works in absolute comedic sync, and I am delighted to have them as an ensemble,” says Producing Artistic Director Annette Trossbach.

Directed by Annette Trossbach, with Tijuanna Clemons as Assistant Director, Noises Off features Steven Coe (Freddy), Holly Zammerilla (Dotty), Madelaine Weymouth (Belinda), Reuben Morgan (Lloyd), Les Englehart (Tim), Waner Del Rosario (Garry), Art Keen (Selsdon), Jania Boucher (Poppy), and Emilie Baartman (Brooke). Stage management by Todd Lyman, set design by Jonathan Johnson and Gabrielle Lansden. 

Performance dates:

September 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 28, 29, 30 at 7:30 PM 

September 10, 17,  24 at 2 PM

October 1 at 2 PM

Special Events: 

September 6, 7 at 7:30 PM       Half-price preview nights

September 9 at 7:30 PM           Teens get a free ticket to the performance (reservations required)

September 21 at 7:30 PM         Sensory-friendly performance

There is one instance of adult language.

Noises Off is generously sponsored by Marlene and Darrell Smith.

Tickets are $35 each or $10 for students with valid IDs. There are half-priced previews on September 6th and 7th, and a new Thursday night special ticket price of $32 each for adults. For tickets, please call the box office at 239.218.0481 or online at



Photography and videography of this production are strictly prohibited.

Thank you for your cooperation and support of The Laboratory Theater of Florida.



The Laboratory Theater of Florida, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, is dedicated to the promotion of the performing arts, through live performance, education, community outreach, experimentation, and the development of ensemble work. The company features ensemble productions, produces classic works, takes artistic risks, which both feature and challenge local performers. For more information visit or the physical location at 1634 Woodford Avenue, in the Fort Myers River District.

The Laboratory Theater of Florida

Season 15

(L-R) Emilie Baartman (Vicky/Brooke), Reuben Morgan (Lloyd/Director), Art Keen (Selsdon, Burglar), Jania Boucher (Poppy), Madelaine Weymouth (Belinda/Flavia), Steven Coe (Frederick/Phillip), Holly Zammerilla (Mrs. Clacket/Dotty), Les Englehart (Tim), and Waner Del Rosario (Gary/Roger) open the Lab’s 15th season with Noises Off by Michael Frayne. (Photo by Sisk Media)

Noises Off is a play-with-a-play that will leave you gasping for breath! (L-R) Jania Boucher (Poppy), Reuben Morgan (Lloyd/Director), Les Englehart (Tim), Steven Coe (Frederick/Phillip), Madelaine Weymouth (Belinda/Flavia), Emilie Baartman (Vicky/Brooke), Waner Del Rosario (Gary/Roger), Holly Zammerilla (Mrs. Clackett/Dotty), and Art Keen (Selsdon/Burglar). Photo by Sisk Media.

Poppy (Jania Boucher) and Tim (Les Englehart) try to help Director (Reuben Morgan) figure out a particularly tricky scene in “Noises Off” at The Lab! 

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