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Noel Coward's sparkling comedy about sex, fame and the theatre, widely regarded his most autobiographical play, is running from April 20th to May 12th at Chichester Festival Theatre and stars Rufus Hound in the lead!

"Sean Foley’s revival of the Noël Coward classic is an absolute hoot" - ★★★★ The Times "A  wonderful tribute to Coward and the Festival Theatre. Present Laughter will have you in fits of laughter" ★★★★★ Broadway World "Foley’s take on one of Noel Coward’s best-known plays certainly fits the bill." ★★★★ The Reviews Hub

Actor Garry Essendine is at the height of his fame. He’s handsome, witty, surrounded by adoring fans, and about to take his latest theatrical hit overseas. He’s also in the middle of a raging mid-life crisis. Holed up in his studio, he is assailed from all quarters: a beautiful debutante wants to bed him, an aspiring playwright from Uckfield wants to worship him, and his own producer’s wife wants to... well, what exactly does she want? Under the sardonic eye of his long-suffering secretary and the unshockable gaze of his estranged but determined wife, Garry struggles to keep all the balls in the air. 

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