National Theatre Live: PRESENT LAUGHTER

Captured-live broadcast from London

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Approx. running time: 180 min

★★★★★ Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius Telegraph

★★★★★  illuminating and luminously funny - WhatsOnStage

★★★★★ A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame led by a virtuoso yet beautifully nuanced performanceFinancial Times

★★★★ Andrew Scott dazzles in Coward's enduring classic comedyGuardian

★★★★ slick, witty and unexpectedly tender... A huge amount of fun The Stage


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Show Dates & Times:

11/29/19 - Friday

2:00 pm,
7:00 pm,

$12.50/ General Admission
$10.50/ Strand Members

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