Present Laughter Tickets

The Old Vic, London
Present Laughter
The Old Vic, London
Our Review 5 / 5

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. 

Previews from |
17th June 2019
Opening date |
25th June 2019
Booking from |
24th July 2019
Available until |
30th July 2019
Closes |
10th August 2019
Categories |
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

The Old Vic Venue Information

The Old Vic, 103 The Cut, London, SE1 8NB
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Customer reviews

Our Review of Present Laughter


The West End seems to be full of ‘weighty’ plays recently; serious plays like Rosmersholm, Bitter Wheat and Sweat, with serious messages, which is great. But the laughter which roared through the stalls at the Old Vic for most the duration of this hilarious Present Laughter is just so welcome. This production stars as a credit to the talent of both Noel Coward and its star Andrew Scott. Read more

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