Event Cinema
NT Live: Present Laughter (Captured Live)

NT Live: Present Laughter (Captured Live)

Matthew Warchus

  • Director: Matthew Warchus
    Starring: Andrew Scott, Sophie Thompson, Suzie Toase, Indira Varma
    Release Date: Thu 28 Nov 2019
  • 12A
  • 165


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.

This performance was filmed live in front of an audience.