U.K, 2019, 183 min, 2K DCP, Wri. Noël Coward, Dir. Matthew Warchus, Rated PG-13, ByExperience

FRI, FEB 21
SAT, FEB 22
SUN, FEB 23
See All Showtimes

Present Laughter

Friday, 2/21 to Sunday, 2/23

“Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius.” – Dominic Cavendish, The Telegraph

“A treat of a production: a timely depiction of the hollow nature of fame led by a virtuoso yet beautifully nuanced performance.” – Sarah Hemming, 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.

This production includes a 20 minute intermission. The Friday 2/21 screening features English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.


National Theatre Live is a groundbreaking project to broadcast the best of British theatre live from the London stage to cinemas around the world including the Coral Gables Art Cinema! Tickets to these special screenings are $20 and under ($16 for Cinema members). Friday screenings of NTL feature English subtitles as part of our accessibility initiative.

Check out the rest of our National Theatre Live program!