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September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Show: Noël Coward’s Present Laughter
Author: Noël Coward
Venue: Old Mill Theatre
Theatre Company: Old Mill Theatre
Show Dates: Sep 27, 28, Oct 3, 4, 5, 10, 11, 12 @8pm; Sep 29, Oct 6 @2pm
Director: Barry Park
Present Laughter focuses on self-obsessed actor Garry Essendine as friends, lovers, relatives and theatre colleagues rally around him. As a series of almost farcical events unfold, his elegant London flat is invaded by a love-struck ingénue, determined producer, adulterous manager and married seductress.
Added to the mix is Garry’s estranged wife, a domineering motherly aristocrat, clairvoyant Swedish housekeeper, cockney valet, long-suffering secretary and an adoring-but-mad aspiring playwright. While Garry welcomes the adulation, he struggles to overcome a mid-life crisis…