Film: National Theatre: PRESENT LAUGHTER

Monday, December 09, 2019

 

National Theatre presents
PRESENT LAUGHTER
By Noël Coward

 

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

★★★★★
‘A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame led by a virtuoso yet beautifully nuanced performance’ – Financial Times

 

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s SherlockFleabag) in Noël 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.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.  Not rated, but the distributor suggests treating as PG-13.  Expected running time: 180 minutes.

Tuesday, December 3 at 2pm and 7pm 
All tickets $15

 

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