Present Laughter Landscape
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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Sat 12 - Wed 16 Sep 2020

180mins

A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Tickets £17 / £15 Conc & Friends

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

'Andrew Scott gives a virtuosic performance in Noël Coward’s imperishable 1943 comedy.'
THE GUARDIAN

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.