Noises Off


  1. ^ Mehlman, Barbara K. "A CurtainUp Review". CurtainUp. Retrieved 18 September 2013. 
  2. ^ This is of course a joke by Frayn, which has caught out earlier Wiki-editors who have solemnly commented "it is uncertain what a posset mill might be. This may be a play on the phrase to mill a posset, attested in the Oxford English Dictionary as meaning to stir ingredients to make a posset." However, that comment would be typical of Frayn himself, and it is not impossible that he was the editor in question: the fake programme for Nothing On provided by the script includes its own explanation, as follows: "In a posset-mill production was maintained throughout the year by allowing the milk to run into a heated curdling chamber where the flow of incoming ale or vinegar was ingeniously harnessed to operate a simple kind of theatrical thundersheet. The product was then packed in small 'yoggy pots' made from the scrota of wild yogs".
  3. ^ A posset was a medieval beverage made of curdled milk. See article on Round the Horne, a 1960s radio show which made posset a humorous word in English comedy.
  4. ^ Multiple sources report that Act Two is set on opening night. The plot synopsis here describes the script published in 2000, in which Michael Frayn notes that the play has been rewritten at least seven times.
  5. ^ "However, an Ashton-under-Lyne theatre named Royal is listed in the tour of a 1908 production". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  6. ^ "Noises Off... | review, synopsis, book tickets, showtimes, movie release date | Time Out London". Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  7. ^ "‘Noises Off’ (PG-13)". 20 March 1992. Retrieved 26 November 2013. 
  8. ^ "Theatre review: Noises Off at Theatre Royal, Newcastle, and touring". Retrieved 4 October 2013. 
  9. ^ The Hot Seat, by Frank Rich.

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