19:45, Tue 21st – Sat 25th September 2021 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 25th September 2021 at ADC Theatre
It’s time to laugh… Present Laughter is the most autobiographical of Noël Coward’s plays and deals with the ‘price’ of fame as theatrical impresario Garry Essendine entertains both male and female stalkers in his studio: a long suffering wife, a longer suffering personal assistant and a close circle of friends, all ‘a charming constellation of gossipy little planets circling round the great glorious sun’. This riotous but revealing farce is being brought energetically to life, as Coward intended, by Bawds (directed by David Sear). In an era of #MeToo and celebrity culture, its relevance to 2021 is clear.