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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter



Present Laughter
by Noël Coward
The multi award-winning production 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 this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire
and loneliness.
The Phoenix Theatre
37a Beaconsfield Street Blyth Northumberland NE24 2DS GB