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Present Laughter

Playwright: Noël Coward

Producer: Pieter Toerien for Pieter Toerien Productions

Direction, Set & Lighting Design: Fred Abrahamse

Costume Design: Marcel Meyer

Photography: Pat Bromilow-Downing

Cast: Matthew Baldwin, Jo Da Silva, Nicole Franco, Michele Maxwell, John Maytham, Marcel Meyer, Kate Normington, Dean Roberts, Skye Russell, Patrick Reycart

Venue: Theatre on the Bay

Date: 16 February – 10 March 2018

About: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Theatre on the Bay, veteran impresario, Pieter Toerien assembled a star-studded cast to bring Noël Coward’s sparkling comedy to life.

What the Press Said:

“Brittle and brilliant as a piece of Lalique crystal…the show is stylish to its fingertips with all the meticulous attention to detail which characterises Abrahamse’s direction. Set in the late 30s, everything – costumes, set, accessories and props – reflect the aesthetic of the age” CAPE ARGUS

“Director Fred Abrahamse keeps a nice lid on things, allowing for the pressure to build but never letting it get completely over the top – until it is really necessary, of course. But it is in this comedic build up of tension that the fun really happens, and what comes across is the enjoyment of a happy director and cast working together. Also, mention must be made of Meyer’s striking and stylish costume designs, which totally suit each character.” WEEKEND SPECIAL

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