Present Laughter by Noël Coward – National Theatre Live Screening presented by Byron Theatre

When:
February 1, 2020 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
2020-02-01T13:00:00+11:00
2020-02-01T16:00:00+11:00
Where:
Byron Theatre
69 Jonson Street
Byron Bay NSW 2481
Australia
Cost:
Full $25 | Concession $23 | Byron Theatre Club $20 | Student under 18 $15 | Group of 10 or more $15 | Suitable for Ages 11+

Present Laughter by Noël Coward – National Theatre Live Screening presented by Byron 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 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.

<p style="text-align: center;"><strong>Matthew Warchus</strong> directs <strong>Andrew Scott </strong>(BBC’s <em>Sherlock, Fleabag</em>) in <strong>Noël Coward’s</strong> provocative comedy <strong><em>Present Laughter</em></strong>.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><em>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.</em></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Captured live from <strong>The Old Vic</strong> in London, <strong><em>Present Laughter</em></strong> is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.</p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>★★★★★</strong> <br /> <em>“Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy.” </em><strong><a href="https://www.timeout.com/london/theatre/present-laughter-review" target="_blank">TimeOut</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>★★★★★</strong> <br /> <em>“Illuminating and luminously funny.”</em> <em> </em><strong><a href="https://www.whatsonstage.com/london-theatre/reviews/present-laughter-old-vic-andrew-scott_49335.html" target="_blank">WhatsOnStage</a></strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>★★★★★</strong> <br /> <em>“A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame.”</em> <strong>Financial Times</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>★★★★★</strong> <br /> <em>“The show belongs to Scott…”</em> <strong>The Times</strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;"><strong>This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live from the Old Vic Theatre, London. </strong></p> <p style="text-align: center;">Recommended for Ages 11+ </p> <p><strong>11.00am – Internet sales close</strong><br /><strong>12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open</strong><br /><strong>12.40pm – Theatre doors open</strong><br /><strong>1.00pm – <strong><em>Present Laughter</em></strong></strong><br /><strong>3.30pm – Event concludes (includes 20 min. interval)</strong></p>

★★★★★
“Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy.” TimeOut

★★★★★
“Illuminating and luminously funny.”  WhatsOnStage

★★★★★
“A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame.” Financial Times

★★★★★
“The show belongs to Scott…” The Times

This is a screening of the theatre performance, recorded live from The Old Vic Theatre, London.

Recommended for Ages 11+

11.00am – Internet sales close
12.00pm – Venue doors open / Box Office sales open / Events Bar open
12.40pm – Theatre doors open
1.00pm – Present Laughter
4.00pm – Event concludes (includes 20 min. interval)