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
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!”