Present Laughter: National Theatre


Mary D. Fisher Theatre Sun, Dec 8, 2019 3:00 PM
Film Info
Event Type:National Theatre of London
Run Time:180 minutes (including intermission)


The National Theatre of London continues its season with its acclaimed new production of Noël Coward’s “Present Laughter” showing in Sedona on Sunday, Dec. 8 at 3 p.m. The Sedona International Film Festival hosts the big screen premiere at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre.

Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy “Present Laughter”.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colorful life is in danger of spiraling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, “Present Laughter” is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

“Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius.” — Telegraph

“Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy.” — Time Out

“Illuminating and luminously funny.” — WhatsOnStage

“A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame led by a virtuoso yet beautifully nuanced performance.” — Financial Times

“Andrew Scott dazzles in Coward's enduring classic comedy.” — Guardian

“Andrew Scott shines in glorious, revelatory production … terrific fun.” — Independent