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Present Laughter By Spring Grove Fringe 19th, 20th May 2023

Spring Grove Theatre present Noel Coward's Present Laughter

Friday 19th & Saturday 20th May 7:30pm

Noel Coward’s comic play about an ageing, dilettante Thespian depicts a few days in the life of the successful and self-obsessed light comedy actor Garry Essendine as he prepares to travel for 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 wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis.
Coward admitted he wrote it to give himself a ‘bravura’ part and said it was ‘not so much a play as a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics’.

Spring Grove Fringe is an amateur, community drama group, founded over 30 years ago, based in the Spring Grove area of Kingston. SGF productions are very popular and a great night out so get your tickets now. If a performance is sold out you can email to be added to a waiting list. See the SGF website for details.

Tickets are £25 and include a standard or vegetarian supper and there is a licensed bar.

St John’s Parish Hall, Grove Lane, Kingston upon Thames, KT1 2SU

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