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Present Laughter

Sunday, December 29 - 7:00 PM

By Noël Coward
Rating: PG-13
Run Time: 3 Hours

????? “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
????? “The show belongs to Scott.” – The Times
????? “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

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 colourful life is in danger of spiralling 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.


215 East Main Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Event Type


The Paramount Theater

Date / Time

Sunday, December 29, 2019
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM


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(434) 979-1333
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