National Theatre Live: Present Laughter

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.

  • Release Date: July 18, 2024 (limited)
  • Genre: Comedy, Stage
  • Cast: Andrew Scott, Sophie Thompson, Indira Varma
  • Director: Matthew Warchus
  • Screenplay: Noël Coward
  • Studio: National Theatre