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The Tamaritans Theatre Company in Plymouth, Devon

Our January 2015 Production was:

Present Laughter

Author: Noel Coward
Directed by: Brian Finch
At: Devonport Playhouse
Dates: 21 - 24 January 2015
Times: Wednesday - Saturday 7.30pm and Saturday Matinee at 2.30pm

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The Play
The plot follows 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. 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 estranged wife, cope with a crazed young playwright, and overcome his impending mid-life crisis (since he recently turned fifty). The story was described by Coward as "a series of semi-auto-biographical pyrotechnics".

Daphne Stillington Thaila Kelly
Miss Erikson Ruth Thomas
Fred Rob Howard
Monica Reed Doreen Sutton
Garry Essendine Noel Preston-Jones

Liz Essendine

Catherine Teague
Roland Maule James Allwood
Henry Lyppiatt Geoff Strickland
Morris Dixon Peter Griffiths
Joanna Lyppiatt Kate Roberts
Lady Saltburn Debbie Temple
Directed by Brian Finch