National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness directed by Matthew Warchus.

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NT Live: Present Laughter (12A)

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter, filmed live in front of an audience.

'A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection…'

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.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Please note that this production is not a live broadcast, it is instead filmed live in front of an audience for cinema screenings.

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