Present Laughter

A play by Noel Coward
1st-3rd November 2012
Faringdon Junior School
Director: Jeff Barry

Doors open 7:00pm for 7:30pm
Tickets: Adult £8, Child (under 16) £6
Tickets will available online or from The Nut Tree, Corn Market, Faringdon.
Other concessions NOT available for this performance.

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The plot follows a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for a touring commitment in Africa. Amid a series of events bordering on farce, Garry has to deal with women who want to seduce him, placate both his long-suffering secretary and his estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his fear of middle-age (he has recently turned forty) and, by implication, his impending mid-life crisis. The story was described by Coward as “a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics”.

More info? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Present_Laughter

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Photographs by Paul Mountford-Lister