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.
Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including interval
This production contains smoking
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This amateur production of Present Laughter is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals Ltd. on behalf of Samuel French Ltd.
“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!”
|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|
|Sue Higginson||Miss Erikson|
|Sheila Bramley||Lady Saltburn|
|Lauren Smith||Stage Manager|
|Dave Elcome||Lighting Design|
|Maddie Cowpland||Lighting Operation|
|Rachel Goldberg||Sound Design and Operation|
|Andy Briggs||Set Design|
|David Webster||Build Project Manager|