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Present Laughter

  • Main Stage @ The Palace Theatre 710 Dundas Street London, ON, N5W 2Z4 Canada (map)

By Noel Coward

A comedy about a few days in the life of a successful and self-obsessed matinee idol. He deals with a series of very funny events as he works to overcome his impending midlife crisis. The play was written by Noel Coward for himself and was described as, "a series of semi-autobiographical pyrotechnics". Most recently revived on Broadway in 2010 to rave reviews with London's own, Victor Garber. 

Directed by Rob Coles

May 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20, 21 at 8:00 pm

Matinees on May 15 + 22 at 2:00 pm

Video created by Chris Noble


Daphne Stillington - Sara Brookfield

Miss Erikson - Jane Upfold

Fred - Edward J. Hepburn

Monica Reed - Elizabeth Durand

Garry Essendine - Todd Baubie

Liz Essendine - Robin Rundle Drake

Roland Maule - Stephen Flindall

Hugo Lyppiatt - Christopher Parker

Morris Dixon - Christopher Noble

Joanna Lyppiatt - Robyn Deverett

Lady Saltburn - Jane Upfold

Artistic Staff

Producer - Mona Brennan-Coles

Director - Rob Coles

Assistant Director - Mick Czechowicz

Stage Manager - Chris Shoesmith

Assistant Stage Manager - Mona Brennan-Coles

Set Design - David Long

Lighting Design - Rob Coles

Lighting Operator - Mona Brennan-Coles

Sound Design - Ed Williams

Sound Operator - Joe Kish

Costume Design - Becky Lenko

Properties Coordinator - Jeanne Quarrie

Makeup Design - Paula Skikavich

Makeup Crew - Sara Brookfield

Earlier Event: April 30
Elizabeth's Night at the Palace
Later Event: May 27
Love Triangles