by Noël Coward
Full Length Play, Comedy / 5m, 6f
Coward's richly comic play about world-weary dilettante Garry Essendine, published to conincide with the National Theatre's production which opened September 2007.
- Nominee! 2017 Tony Award for Best Play Revival
"Sharp, withering and funny." -The New York Times
"Sharpness and wit...in each succeeding act." -New York Post
"If you don’t understand why Coward is hailed as a genius (...) here’s your proof." - The Telegraph
"As in Design for Living – in which Scott also starred at the Old Vic – Coward is writing about a bohemian world threatened by invasion from outsiders." - The Guardian
- Mild Adult Themes
- Minimum Fee: £69 per performance plus VAT when applicable.
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- Time Period: 1940s / WWII
- Duration: More than 120 minutes (2 hours)
- Setting: Garry Essendine's studio in London.
- Features / Contains: Period Costumes
- Strong Role for Leading Man (Star Vehicle)
- Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle)
Present Laughter premiered while on European tour in Blackpool in September 1942. It then premiered on Broadway at the Plymouth Theatre in October 1946 under the direction of John C. Wilson.