Helen Clark directs a strong cast in this richly comic play by the popular Noel Coward
At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Noel Coward's Present Laughter premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change.
Daphne Stillington - Hilary Davis
Miss Erkison - Elsie Stone
Fred - Les Reading
Monica Reed - Rita Guthrie
Garry Essendine - Ronnie Sellar
Liz Essendine - Doreen Reading
Roland Maule - Paul Brown
Henry Lyppiatt - Bernard Rogers
Morris Dixon - Charles Jackson
Joanna Lyppiatt - Alison Edgley
Lady Saltburn - Betty Gillett
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