Louise Gold starred, as Dotty Otley, at The Piccadilly Theatre, Between 6 October to 8 November 2003
Louise Gold was a replacement for Cheryl Campbell, when the show’s run at The Piccadilly Theatre was extended by about a month.
Cast (in order of speaking)
Dotty Otley playing Mrs Clackett - Louise Gold
Lloyd Dallas playing The Director - Philip Franks
Garry Lejeune playing Roger Tramplemain - James Albrecht
Brooke Ashton playing Vicki - Tilly Gaunt
Poppy Norton-Taylor playing the Assistant Stage Manager - Nicky Callanan
Belinda Blair playing Flavia Brent - Tessa Churchard
Frederick Fellows playing Philip Brent & Sheikh -
Tim Allgood playing the Company & Stage Manager - Andrew Pointon
Selsdon Mowbray playing Burglar - Sylvester McCoy
Lejeune/Tim Allgood -
Brooke Ashton/Poppy Norton-Taylor - Charlotte Endacott
Lloyd Dallas/Frederick Fellows/Selsdon Mowbray - Nigel Nobes
Belinda Blair/Dotty Otley - Kaye Quinley
Design - Robert Jones
Lighting Design - Tim Mitchell
Sound Design - Fergus O’Hare
Associate Direction - Anna Linstrum
Production Manager - Digby Robinson
Fights And Movement - Malcolm Ransom
Stunt Falls - Roy Alon
Company Manager - Lloyd Martin
Deputy Stage Manager - Tracey Haddock
Assistant Stage Managers - Thomas Vowles and Jonathon Gabb
Sound Equipment - Orbital Sound
Original Production - 23 February 1982, Lyric Hammersmith with Patricia Routledge as Dotty Otley
First Production In Current Form - 29 September 2000, The National Theatre’s Lyttleton Auditorium, with Patricia Hodge as Dotty Otley
production of Noises Off first opened at The National Theatre
three years ago, with Patricia Hodge as Dotty Otley. It then opened at The
Piccadilly Theatre on 14 May 2001 with Lynn Redgrave as Dotty (and
most of The NT cast). On the 9 November 2001 the new version of the play
received it’s first American production at The Brookes Atkinson Theatre
Click here for “Sound’s Fishy” a light-hearted collection of observations about certain lines in the play.
Since Noises Off had its inaugural production at The Hammersmith Lyric it is perhaps worth noting that Louise Gold has appeared at that The Hammersmith Lyric’s Studio Theatre twice, in Angry Housewives and Lady Into Fox respectively.
It might be noted that Lynn Redgrave, one of Louise Gold’s predecessors in the role of Dotty Otley at The Piccadilly Theatre, like Louise has family connections with Unity Theatre
Back in 1990 Louise Gold took over the role of Reno Sweeney in Anything Goes from Elaine Paige, funnily enough another role that Patti Lupone has played in the Broadway version of the same production (with the same director &c).
Louise Gold has previously appeared at The Piccadilly Theatre in a one night only production of The Soap Opera. Funnily enough this was also a production which found her playing an actress who was playing a character.
Louise Gold, and, Sylvester McCoy may have previously taken part in Thing A Thon also at The Piccadilly Theatre.
Louise Gold and Sylvester McCoy had previously appeared together at Theatre Royal Drury Lane in The Pirates Of Penzance (Stage production), and as members of that cast in The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Performance), The Pirates Of Penzance (Gala Preview), The Pirates Of Penzance (Benefit Preview), and, The Royal Variety Performance (1982).
joining the cast of Noises Off, Louise Gold had been
Gold went on to
appear in the stage production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, which
Louise Gold has gone on to play another role originated by Patricia Routledge, that of Alice Challice in Darling of The Day.
Philip Franks appeared in the documentary ITV’s 50 Greatest Shows
Links about Noises Off
Off’s Official Site:
note the last time I looked the site was still listing Cheryl
Muppet Central/Tibby's Bowl Interview with Louise Gold (although this was some years before her appearance in Noises Off, it is relevant, because she mentions her own experience as an ASM) http://www.muppetcentral.com/articles/interviews/gold.shtml
The Piccadilly Theatre’s website (includes two photographs from Noises Off, but please note although they are of that production I’m not quite sure if it’s Louise Gold or Cheryl Campbell depicted): http://www.theambassadors.com/piccadilly/sp_p653.html