Present Laughter at the Old Vic: First look at Andrew Scott's return to the London stage
The first pictures have been revealed of Andrew Scott's return to the stage for Present Laughter at the Old Vic.
The Sherlock and Fleabag actor is appearing on stage 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 is directing the play, which is 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 filled with 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 last appeared on the Old Vic stage in solo show Sea Wall, a role written for him ten years ago by Simon Stephens, as part of the theatre’s 200th anniversary celebrations in 2018.
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