National Theatre Live: Present Laughter (PG)

The multi award-winning production of Noël Coward’s provocative comedy featuring Andrew Scott (VanyaFleabag) returns to the big screen.

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.

Filmed live from The Old Vic in London Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Directed by: Matthew Warchus

180 mins, including one interval