Present Laughter

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Present Laughter is a comic play written by Noël Coward, that was first performed in London in 1942.

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. 

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.

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

Andrew Scott
as Garry Essendine

17 Jun 2019 to 10 Aug 2019

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

Old Vic Theatre

103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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