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Outdoor Theatre: Noel Coward's 'Present Laughter'

Enjoy a perfect night out with this open air production of the classic Noel Coward play, 'Present Laughter'.

  • Booking essential

Brought to you by the Changeling Theatre company, this light-hearted farce celebrates playwright Noel Coward’s legendary wit and larger-than-life persona. Based on Coward himself, actor Garry Essendine is the star of the London theatrical scene at the height of his fame and adored by legions of admirers who, drawn in by his charm and charisma, throw his household into chaos.

In the week before Garry is set to embark on an African tour, he is forced to juggle a besotted young woman with stars in her eyes, an unhinged young playwright obsessed with being in Garry’s presence, his best friend’s wife who is determined to seduce him, his manager, his producer, his secretary, his estranged ex-wife, and an impending mid-life crisis as his 40th birthday looms ever closer.

Tickets go on sale 1 March.

Times

Prices

Event ticket prices

Ticket typeTicket category
Adult £25.00
Child 10-18 years£15.00

The basics

Booking details

Call 0344 249 1895 Book online from 1 March until 4pm on the day of the performance, subject to availability.

Suitability

Suitable for older children - age 10 upwards

Meeting point

Meet in the Courtyard

What to bring and wear

Clothing suitable for an outdoor evening performance. Picnics with rugs or low-backed picnic chairs; no BBQs, naked flames, high-backed chairs or picnic tables please.

Accessibility

Accessible parking bays. Level access to courtyard. Accessible WCs with baby/toddler changing areas.

Contact info

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