Noël Coward’s ‘Present Laughter’ is coming to The Old Vic in June.
Directed by Matthew Warchus, ‘Present Laughter’ is set to be a hilarious yet emotional play following a few days in the life of self-obsessed comedy actor, Garry Essendine. Garry gets himself into some absurd situations as he prepares to travel to Africa on a tour; including bizarre encounters with female admirers, as well as his estranged wife.
Warchus says of the play, “Originally titled Sweet Sorrow, Noël Coward’s most autobiographical work is a giddy and passionate observation of narcissism, hero worship and loneliness. Most of my favourite plays are comedies with added emotional dimensions and Present Laughter is a laugh-out-loud sex comedy with, I think, surprising depths. I’m delighted to be working with Andrew Scott again (after collaborating on the film Pride), together with what promises to be a cast of outstanding comic actors.”
The cast includes Sherlock‘s Andrew Scott; Game of Thrones and Luther star, Indira Varma; as well as Luke Thallon, Sophie Thompson and Suzie Toase.
The play will open on June 25, with previews from June 17. Secret London readers will have access to tickets two hours before they go on general sale. Priority tickets can be booked here from 10am on Monday March 25, using the code SECRETLONDON. (General sale starts at 12pm.)
Also published on Medium.