Present Laughter Revival

Run Time:
Two hours and 30 minutes, with one interval
Opened: June 25, 2019
Closing: August 10, 2019

Present Laughter - 2019 - West End History , Info & More

Old Vic Theatre
The Cut, South Bank London

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.

A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noel Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma.

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Review Roundup: See What Critics Thought of PRESENT LAUGHTER
by Julie Musbach - June 26, 2019

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noel Coward's provocative comedy, Present Laughter, opening last night, 25 June, at the Old Vic. Let's see what the critics had to say.

by Marianka Swain - June 26, 2019

Great Scott! His recent turn as Fleabag's Hot Priest made him a global sex symbol. Now, Andrew Scott reminds audiences that he's just as irresistible on stage, leading Matthew Warchus's absolute romp of Noel Coward revival with the kind of panache that makes this the comic performance of the year so far - and yet one also shot through with aching melancholy.


Present Laughter has had 7 productions including Broadway which opened in 1946, Broadway which opened in 1958, Broadway which opened in 1982, Broadway which opened in 1996, Broadway which opened in 2010, Broadway which opened in 2017 and West End which opened in 2019.



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