NT Live: Present Laughter

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United Kingdom | 2019 | 180 minutes | Matthew Warchus

February 2 - 16, 2020

Stage to Screen

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine's colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control.

SIFF year-round passes and vouchers are not valid for this performance.

Special presentation
$20 | $15 Members | $19 Seniors & Youth
SIFF Passes, Vouchers, and other discounts are not valid

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.

  • Director: Matthew Warchus
  • Principal Cast: Andrew Scott
  • Country: United Kingdom
  • Year: 2019
  • Running Time: 180 minutes
  • Screenplay: Noël Coward
  • Language: English