More star names have been announced to join Felicity Kendal in the new 40th-anniversary tour of Michael Frayn’s classic comedy, Noises Off.

They include Tracy-Ann Oberman as Belinda Blair, Matthew Kelly as Selsdon Mowbray, Joseph Millson as Garry Lejeune, Alexander Hanson as Lloyd Dallas, Jonathan Coy as Fredrick Fellows and Hubert Burton as Tim.

Sasha Frost has been cast as Brooke Ashton, and Pepter Lunkhuse will play Poppy Norton Taylor alongside Kendal as Dotty Otley.

Directed by Lindsay Posner, Noises Off will open at Theatre Royal Bath from 22 September to 1 October 2022 before heading to London’s Richmond Theatre from 4 to 15 October, Theatre Royal Brighton from 18 to 22 October, and Cambridge Arts Theatre from 25 to 29 October.

Hurtling along at breakneck speed, Noises Off follows the on- and off-stage antics of a touring theatre company as they stumble their way through the fictional farce, Nothing On.

From the shambolic final rehearsals before opening night in Weston-super-Mare, to a disastrous matinee in Ashton-Under-Lyne seen entirely from backstage before the final catastrophic performance in Stockton-on-Tees.

The creative team also includes designer Simon Higlett, lighting designer Paul Pyant, sound designer Greg Clarke, composer Will Stuart, movement and fight director Ruth Cooper-Brown, associate director George Jibson and casting director Ginny Schiller.