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Farce, theatre's new force


Farce, once theatre's poor relation, is back with a vengeance. Later today, one of Britain's leading companies, the Old Vic, will announce that its farce, Noises Off, is going to the Novello Theatre: the first time one of their productions has transferred to the West End.

Arts editor Will Gompertz has been speaking to the writers and performers of farce to find out the genre's pitfalls and problems.

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