Present Laughter at the Old Vic: First look at Andrew Scott in rehearsals

The first pictures of Andrew Scott in rehearsals for Present Laughter at the Old Vic have been released.

The Sherlock and Fleabag actor is starring alongside Indira Varma, Sophie Thompson and Abdul Salis in Noёl Coward’s semi-autobiographical play, which opens on June 25.

Old Vic artistic director Matthew Warchus directs the play, a reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

Coward’s comedy follows the colourful life of actor Garry Essendine, who is in the midst of an identity crisis and at risk out spiralling out of control. As Garry prepares to set sail for an overseas tour, the last few days at home are all panic, sex and soul-searching.

The cast is completed by Nicole Agada, Kitty Archer, Enzo Cilenti, Joshua Hill, Dan Krikler, Liza Sadovy, Nada Sharp, Luke Thallon and Suzie Toase, with design by Rob Howell, lighting by Hugh Vanstone and sound by Simon Baker.

Scott recently appeared on the Old Vic stage in solo show Sea Wall, written by Simon Stephens, as part of the theatre’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2018.

Present Laughter runs from June 25-August 10, oldvictheatre.com

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