Present Laughter Reviews
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Anonymous from New York, New York
PRESENT LAUGHTER - KEVIN KLINE AND THE CAST EXCEL
Wonderful Noel Coward play with excellent performances by all involved. And of course, Kevin Kline is exceptional. The set is clever. No skimping there. Lots and lots of humor throughout. As for Garry Essendine's (Kevin Kline) inability on numerous occasions to reach the hallway entrance without pausing at the mirror to satisfy himself that his appearance is up to par..... Well it's brilliant. And the frequency with which numerous attractive women seemed unable not to lose their latch keys well ......................... (sorry enough said until you see the play). As one of Coward's lines in Present Laughter goes in referring to a play that is part of the plot: "It might actually work in New York", Thanks to Kevin Kline and company, Present Laughter certainly does.
What we thought
FUN Brilliant humorous
A fall apart farce that is brilliantly written with British humor at its best!
The 2017 revival of Present Laughter marks the sixth return for Coward's treasured play. The flawed characters are brilliantly crafted in this backstage farce set in 1939 high society London, in the studio of a fading star.Read full review
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