The Ruby presents “Present Laughter” May 21, 2020 at 7 PM: Matthew Warchus directs Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Fleabag) in Noël Coward’s provocative comedy .
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.
Critics love it: Time Out says “Andrew Scott is wondrous in this revelatory refresh of Noël Coward’s classic comedy.” And Telegraph says “Andrew Scott’s revelatory performance shows why Noël Coward is hailed a genius.”
Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness. Thanks to BYExperience productions for bringing this to the Ruby .