Present Laughter Tickets

Present Laughter Tickets

Present Laughter Tickets
Present Laughter Tickets

About Present Laughter

Andrew Scott stars in Noël Coward comedy play Present Laughter at the Old Vic over 70 years after it was first performed in London in 1942. Tickets for Present Laughter are available now. 

The story follows Garry Essendine, a successful comic actor who is about to embark on an African tour. Dealing with besotted admirers, he has to cope with his secretary, his wife and everyone around him as he begins to fall into a mid-life crisis. Discussing theatrical business, Essendine has to also deal with rumours of extra-marital relationships that could affect his career. 

Present Laughter is at the Old Vic from 17th June to 10th August. 

Andrew Scott will star as Garry Essendine in the upcoming production of Present Laughter, joining a long line of actors who have played the lead role including Ian McKellen, David Threlfall and Rik Mayall. Scott's stage credits include his critically-acclaimed performance in the Almeida Theatre's production of Hamlet, and his recent revival of Simon Stephens' Sea Wall, which he performed in at the Old Vic in the summer. On screen, Scott has starred in James Bond film Spectre, BBC series Sherlock as villain Moriarty, and he played the Priest in the second series of Pheobe Waller-Bridge's Fleabag

Matthew Warchus directs a cast which also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma.

Present Laughter tickets are available now. 

Run time

2hrs 30mins (with interval)

Start date

17th June, 2019

End date

10th August, 2019



Old Vic


Recommend age: 11+

Present Laughter cast and creative team

By: Noel Coward
Director: Matthew Warchus
Cast list: Andrew Scott, Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase, Indira Varma, Kitty Archer, Enzo Cilenti, Joshua Hill, Abdul Salis, Liza Sadovy
Design: Rob Howell
Lighting: Hugh Vanstone
Costume: Rob Howell
Sound: Simon Baker


103 The Cut, London, United Kingdom, SE1 8NB


Location: West End
Railway station: Waterloo
Bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 1, 4, 26, 59, 68, 139, 168, 171, 172, 176, 188, 521, X68; (Mepham Street) 211, 243, 507
Night bus numbers: (Waterloo Road) 139, 176, 188, N1, N68, N171; (Mepham Street) 243
Car park: Waterloo Station (4mins)
Directions from tube: (7mins) Take Mepham Street (100 metres) down to Waterloo Road. Turn right on Waterloo Road, but keep left as the theatre is 100 metres further along on the opposite corner.

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