We love welcoming these guys back to our building and cannot wait for their new show In Charge this March. We caught up with The Noise Next Door ahead of the show to chat sketch mishaps, touring and who their dream sketch guest would be…
What’s new in the Noise Next Door show this year?
First of all.. It’s going to be just as fun, silly and occasionally clever as always… But we’ve got a lot of fun new bits in the show this year as we are putting our audience in charge in a load of exciting new ways – using audience member’s artistic sides, vocal abilities, and childhood memories, to name but a few! We’ve also got a brand new rap battle section of the show which is going down very well with audiences so far.
Not that we want to blow our own trumpet, but what keeps bringing you back to our humble Maltings?
The Maltings may be humble but it is honestly one of the very best theatres in the country. The audiences tend to be a delightful mix of intelligent and up for a proper laugh. We’ll keep coming back as long as we are invited!
If you each got to choose one famous person (dead or alive) to be in a sketch with you, who would it be and what would the sketch entail?
Sam would choose to be in a sketch called ‘The Third Ronnie’ with the mighty Ronnie Corbett and Ronnie Barker.
Matt would like to be in a sketch with Jim Carey where they clean windows.
Tom wants to be in a new 70’s era Monty Python film about Henry VIII.
Robin would want to be in a bit with Tommy Cooper doing “whatever Tommy wants”!
How is it taking the show on tour as well as performing the longer run in Edinburgh?
Doing long runs of a show is great for us. It means we are really ‘match fit’ and our brains firing on all cylinders. In long tour runs we find ourselves in the most creative and hilarious situations on stage – and that’s why we do this job!
Any onstage mishaps that have struggled to be disguised as improv?
We once had a regrettable situation during an improvised history play. Genghis Kahn decapitated one of his generals – to make it more dramatic Matt put his ‘decapitated’ head on to one of the front row cabaret tables… What Matt didn’t see was the candle. For a few seconds Matt’s hair was literally on fire. On stage he made out like it was deliberate… It was not.
Is there a bucket list venue that you are awaiting the phone call for?
We just hope to get the call from Farnham Maltings each year! We’d also happily accept a gig as the first comedy show on the ISS.
Why should the good folks of Farnham and beyond come and see the show?
Come if you want to laugh. Our show isn’t about spreading some message, or opinion. We are just there to give everyone a good time.
Join us for The Noise Next Door: In Charge on Fri 13 March – book tickets