Present Laughter

Present Laughter by Noel Coward  20th-22nd May 1965

Comedy. The plot depicts 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. The character is a caricature of the author’s real-life persona.

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Daphne Stillington : Diana Stead

Miss Erikson : Margaret Alston

Fred : John Cruse

Monica Reed : Janet Hudson

Garry Essendine : Roger Newman-Turner

Liz Essendine : Valerie Coles

Roland Maule : Fred Morton

Henry Lyppiatt : John Elson

Morris Dixon : Russell Strong

Joanna Lyppiatt : Ruth Camfield

Lady Saltburn : Elaine Tickle


Producer : Albert Claydon

Stage Manager : Percy Simmonds

Lighting : David Fyfe

Prompt : Elaine Tickle