NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: PRESENT LAUGHTER

NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE: PRESENT LAUGHTER

Thursday, 18th July 2024 - 7:00pm

Tickets: £15.50, Regal Theatre Friends £15.00, Film Society members/Students/ES40s £13, under 14s £10

National Theatre Live

Present Laughter (BBFC ‘as-live’ cert PG) by Noël Coward directed by Matthew Warchus

Filmed live from The Old Vic in 2019.  In cinemas July 18.

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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.

Running time: 180 mins (TBC),

Watch the trailer here:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ezif6vmfu5Q


***** ‘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)

***** ‘A treat of a production’ (Financial Times).

 

 

 

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