Present
Laughter

by Noël Coward

Production synopsis Star of the London stage, Garry Essendine’s life is spiralling out of control.

He is plagued with worry about his looming theatrical tour of Africa, being middle aged, his receding hairline and the friends who bring their bizarre problems to him. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis, as his sprawling myriad of relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

This play is a surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness and, of course, extremely funny.

05 Feb

12 Feb

7:45pm


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Running Time

Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including interval

Content

This production contains smoking

Accessibility

We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact enquiries@thegwt.org.uk should you have any questions or additional needs regarding the comfort of your visit.

Theatre Credit

This amateur production of Present Laughter is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.

www.concordtheatricals.co.uk

Present Laughter
“I knew how deep your longing must be to have someone really to love you, to be with you, when I saw that dreadful prostitute come out of the spare room."

"That was not a prostitute. It was the wife of one of my dearest friends!”

05 Feb

12 Feb

7:45pm


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Cast

Matthew Westrip Garry Essendine
Sarah Hills Monica Reed
Stephanie Baah Daphne Stillington
Laura Gamble Liz Essendine
Luke Walden Roland Maule
Clare McNamara Joanna Lyppiatt
Simon Pigott Morris Dixon
Rob Chambers Henry Lyppiatt
Sam Jones Fred
Sue Higginson Miss Erikson
Sheila Bramley Lady Saltburn

Crew

Katie Webster Director
Lauren Smith Stage Manager
Lesley Robins ASM
Dave Elcome Lighting Design
Maddie Cowpland Lighting Operation
Rachel Goldberg Sound Design and Operation
Julia Kemp Properties
Liz Naisbitt Wardrobe
Nicqui Willis Wardrobe
Hannah Holland Wardrobe
Claire Lewis-McClean Wigs
Andy Briggs Set Design, Garry's Portrait
David Webster Build Project Manager

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