Present Laughter

About the play

A light-hearted farce that celebrates Noël Coward’s legendary wit and larger-than-life persona.

At the centre of his own universe sits the star of the London theatrical scene, Garry Essendine, adored by legions of admirers. In the week before Gary is set to embark on an African tour, he is forced to juggle a besotted young woman with stars in her eyes, an unhinged young playwright obsessed with being in Gary’s presence, his best friend’s wife who is determined to seduce him, his manager, his producer, his secretary, his estranged ex-wife and an impending mid-life crisis.


Daphne Stillington
Miss Erikson
Monica Reed
Garry Essendine
Liz Essendine
Roland Maule
Henry Lyppiatt
Morris Dixon
Joanna Lyppiatt
Lady Saltburn

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Present Laughter - 2022