Matthew Warchus is to direct Andrew Scott in Noel Coward’s Present Laughter at the Old Vic Theatre London in June 2019.
The Old Vic Theatre has announced that Matthew Warchus is to direct Noel Coward’s provocative comedy, Present Laughter from 17 June – 10 August 2019.
The cast will include Andrew Scott (BBC’s Sherlock, Sea Wall – The Old Vic, Hamlet – Almeida/West End, Birdland – Royal Court), Luke Thallon (The Inheritance – Young Vic, Bent – National Theatre), Sophie Thompson (The Importance Of Being Earnest – West End, Guys and Dolls Chichester/ West End), Suzie Toase (One Man, Two Guvnors – National Theatre/West End, My Fair Lady (National Theatre, West End) and Indira Warma (The Hothouse – West End, Into The Woods – Royal Opera House).
Director, Matthew Warchus, said: ‘Originally titled Sweet Sorrow, Noël Coward’s most autobiographical work is a giddy and passionate observation of narcissism, hero worship and loneliness. Most of my favourite plays are comedies with added emotional dimensions and Present Laughter is a laugh-out-loud sex comedy with, I think, surprising depths. I’m delighted to be working with Andrew Scott again (after collaborating on the film Pride), together with what promises to be a cast of outstanding comic actors.’
Present Laughter will be designed by Rob Howell, lighting design by Hugh Vanstone and sound design by Simon Baker.