NT: Present Laughter

★★★★★ "Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory update of Noël Coward’s classic comedy"

Showing Times

Thu 28 Nov 19:00

★★★★★ Time Out

★★★★★ Telegraph

★★★★★ Arts Desk

★★★★★ FT

★★★★★ WhatsOnStage

★★★★   The Stage

★★★★ Guardian


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.


Film Information

180 mins

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