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BBFC RatingNT Live Encore: Present Laughter

Showing: 28 November 2019

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NT Live Encore: Present Laughter
Certificate12A
Year2019
GenreTheatre
DirectorMatthew Warchus
LanguageEnglish
CountryUK
Running Time3HR
Extra InfoRecorded Performance
SeasonStage on Screen

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.

Present Laughter was filmed in front of an audience and is therefore not a live broadcast.