© Nobby Clark

Actor, charmer and diva, Garry Essendine (Samuel West) is determined to disregard his advancing years and receding hairline by revelling in endless tantrums and casual affairs. 

Often thought of as semi autobiographical, Noël Coward’s Present Laughter is undoubtedly one of his funniest plays as he looks at life behind the theatrical curtain and reveals a world of glittering wits, dashing dressing gowns and ostentatious personalities.


Playwright: Noël Coward
Director: Stephen Unwin
Cast: Samuel West, Phyllis Logan, Daisy Boulton, Zoe Boyle, Rebecca Johnson, Jason Morell, Toby Longworth, Patrick Walsh McBride, Elizabeth Holland
Designer: Simon Higlett