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NT Live: Noël Coward's PRESENT LAUGHTER

18 JUL – 20 JUL 2024

  • Directed by Matthew Warchus
  • Starring Andrew Scott, Sophie Thompson, Indira Varma, Kitty Archer and Enzo Cilenti
  • Cert PG

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (Vanya, All of Us Strangers, 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.

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

- Telegraph

Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy

- Time Out

The show belongs to Scott

- Times

Illuminating and luminously funny’

- WhatsOnStage

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  • Saturday 20th July
    captioned screening
    4.00PM