Present Laughter
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Present Laughter

Present Laughter Tickets

The Old Vic, London, SE1 8NB
  • A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, narcissism and loneliness, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter at The Old Vic.

    'I knew how deep your longing must be to have someone really to love you, to be with you, when I saw that dreadful prostitute come out of the spare room.'

    'That was not a prostitute. It was the husband of one of my dearest friends!'

    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 remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

    The cast also includes Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase and Indira Varma.

    At The Old Vic from 17 June to 10 August 2019, book your Present Laughter tickets today!

    *Please note: This production is suitable for ages 11+.

  • The Old Vic

    103 The Cut,
    Corner of Waterloo Road,
    SE1 8NB

  • Full Seating Plan
    The Old Vic Seating Plan

    5 stars
    'Something remarkable has now happened at The Old Vic'


    5 stars
    'Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy'


    5 stars
    'The set by Rob Howell is an art-deco joy'


    4 stars
    'Andrew Scott dazzles in Coward's enduring classic comedy'


    5 stars
    'A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame led by a virtuoso yet beautifully nuanced performance that reminds us that this play’s original title was Sweet Sorrow'


    4 stars
    'Andrew Scott shines in glorious, revelatory production'