Andrew Scott returning to the stage in Present Laughter

Andrew Scott is returning to the West End to star in a new production of Noel Coward’s Present Laughter.

The production will run at The Old Vic from June, official dates haven’t been announced yet.

In Present Laughter, actor Garry Essendine is at the height of his fame. He’s handsome, witty, surrounded by adoring fans, and about to take his latest theatrical hit overseas. He’s also in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis.

Holed up in his studio, he is assailed from all quarters: a beautiful debutante wants to bed him, an aspiring playwright from Uckfield wants to worship him, and his own producer’s wife wants to… well, what exactly does she want? Under the sardonic eye of his long-suffering secretary, Monica, and the unshockable gaze of his estranged but determined wife, Garry struggles to keep all the balls in the air.

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