Noël Coward

Present Laughter

Andrew Scott

Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy

Time Out


‘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.

Recommended age 11+.

The Old Vic and TodayTix are thrilled to offer a limited number of £25 Rush tickets for Present Laughter. Unlock these tickets via the TodayTix app, available for every performance. For more information click here.

Alternatively, a limited number of £25 Day Tickets are available for every performance. These can be purchased every performance day from the Box Office at 10am.

Present Laughter can be seen in cinemas through NT Live from 28 Nov.

Tickets: £12, £16, £21, £30, £55, £65

Premium and VIP tickets available
Approx. running time 2 hrs 30 mins, incl. a 20 min interval
This production includes smoking (herbal cigarettes), some adult content and latex balloons

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