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Present Laughter


The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott 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  directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

You can watch the official trailer here.
You can watch Matthew and Andrew discussing Noel Coward and Present Laughter here.
You can also watch them playing the ‘Noel Coward or Freddie Mercury’ game here.


Doors open 30 minutes before the performance commences.

For booking information please go here



★★★★★ ‘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)





Thu. 18 Jul, 2024


19:00 - 22:00


  • Availability: Tickets on sale six weeks before event