National Theatre Live: Present Laughter
Tue, Dec 17 & Thu, Jan 9 7pm
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★★★★★ "Andrew Scott's revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius!"
★★★★★ "A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame!" - Financial Times
★★★★★ "The show belongs to Scott..." - The Times
★★★★★ "Illuminating and luminously funny!"
★★★★★ "Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward's classic comedy!" - Time Out
by Noël Coward
directed by Matthew Warchus
starring Andrew Scott
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 colorful 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.