National Theatre Live: Present Laughter


National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Sunday 04 August 2024


The multi award-winning production, National Theatre Live: Present Laughter, of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) returns to the big screen.

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.

Filmed live from The Old Vic in London during a sold out run in 2019, Matthew Warchus (Matilda The Musical) directs National Theatre Live: Present Laughter as a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

‘Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius’ Telegraph ★★★★★

‘It’s a fascinatingly detailed interpretation of a character who’s flirtatious, stroppy and acerbic yet also drowning in melancholy.’ Evening Standard ★★★★★

Ticket prices:

Standard £20.50 Concessions £18.50

Certificate: PG

Length: 195 minutes

Director: Matthew Warchus

Cast: Andrew Scott, Sophie Thompson and Indira Varma

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Sunday 04 August 2024 | 1:45 pm

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