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National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

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The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andew Scott (Vanya, Fleabag) 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 (Matilda The Musical) directs this giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Present Laughter will not be broadcast live via satellite. It has been recorded in advance of the release. It was filmed in front of a live audience and will be released to all sites on DCP and Blu-ray only.      


Mill Bay,
CT20 1BN

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£14.00 Standard
£12.00 Concession

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