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Screening: Present Laughter

Sun 26 Jan 2020

Evening 7pm

Running time (approx.): 3 hours

Age: 15+

Festival Theatre

Box Office: 0131 529 6000

Ticket prices

Starting from £15*

* Ticket prices include a contribution to the Theatres Development Fund. A £1 handling charge will be added if you ask us to post your tickets.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

This is a screening, not a live performance. The actors do not appear in person on stage.

Present Laughter

by Noël Coward

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy Present Laughter.

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.

★★★★★

Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius

Telegraph

★★★★★

The show belongs to Scott

The Times

★★★★★

Illuminating and luminously funny

What's On Stage

★★★★★

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

Time Out

Friends 20% off

Concessions £2.50 off 

Discounts are available to people with disabilities, please call box office to buy your tickets. If you would like to book a wheelchair space or if you have any special requirements please phone the box office who can advise. Our staff can be called on 0131 529 6000 or by using Text Relay on 18002 0131 529 6003.

All discounts may be withdrawn at any time. 

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