‘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 few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.
A giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness, Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.
Present Laughter is a revelation in the hands of director Matthew Warchus and his co-conspirator, Andrew Scott
Andrew Scott's revelatory performance shows why Noel Coward is hailed a genius
Coward’s midlife comedy is hot to trot
Andrew Scott gives a virtuoso performance
Andrew Scott is dazzling good in an inventive, delightful and surprisingly poignant staging of Noel Coward's comedy
It is a wonderfully enjoyable few hours in the theatre, which, as it should, brings comedy, but also tragedy, too
As good an opportunity as any to marvel at Andrew Scott as he is completely brilliant yet again
Scott locates the substance within Coward's theatrical soufflé
Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory update of Noël Coward’s classic comedy
This is a treat of a production