by Noel 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.


Garry Essendine – Matthew Westrip

Monica Reed – Sarah Hills

Daphne Stillington – Stephanie Baah

Liz Essendine – Laura Gamble

Roland Maule – Luke Walden

Joanna Lyppiatt – Clare McNamara

Morris Dixon – Simon Pigott

Henry Lyppiatt – TBC

Fred – Sam Jones

Miss Erikson – Sue Higginson

Lady Saltburn – Sheila Bramley

05 Feb

12 Feb


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Running Time

Approximate running time 2 ½ hours, including interval


This production contains smoking

Directed by

Katie Webster


We have excellent accessibility, including a seat for a wheelchair user, a lift to the upper level and an induction loop. Please contact 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.

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!”

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12 Feb


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