Chauncey -Theater 1 Sun, Jan 26, 2020 2:00 PM
Series Info
Series:National Theatre Live
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:180 minutes
Director:Matthew Warchus
Year Released:2019
Production Country:UK


National Theatre Live is presented in partnership with the Englert Theatre.
Sponsored by M.C. Ginsberg.

"Andrew Scott's revelatory performance shows why Noel Coward is hailed a genius." - Telegraph

"Andrew Scott is wonderous." - Time Out

"Illuminating and luminously funny." - WhatsOnStage

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noel Coward's provocative comedy Present Laughter.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine's colorful life is in danger of spiraling 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 at The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.