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Win a special Present Laughter cocktail kit and cinema tickets

Get some wonderful stuff in this competition we’ve stirred up

The hamper of goodies, © National Theatre
The hamper of goodies, © National Theatre

Enter our competition to win a special Garry Essendine Present Laughter cocktail kit and cinema tickets.

With the captured stage production’s release in cinemas later this month, one lucky winner has the chance to win a bespoke cocktail kit – as well as a pair of cinema tickets at a venue nearby.

Matthew Warchus’ acclaimed production, featuring a WhatsOnStage and Olivier Award-winning performance by Andrew Scott (Vanya) in the role of Gary Essendine, was filmed at the Old Vic in 2019 courtesy of National Theatre Live. It also received the full five stars from WhatsOnStage, being described as “a wonderfully enjoyable few hours in the theatre”.

Alongside Scott, the cast includes Indira Varma (Game of Thrones) and Sophie Thompson (Four Weddings and a Funeral), with Varma picking up an Olivier and Thompson picking up a WhatsOnStage Award for their respective performances.

Present Laughter, written by Noël Coward, was first staged in 1942. The comedy follows a successful and self-obsessed actor, who is experiencing an identity crisis.

Screenings will take place on 18 July 2024 with patrons being advised to find their nearest venue at Presentlaughter.ntlive.com. Cinema tickets for winners at participating venues are subject to availability.

Competition Terms and Conditions
• Prize consists of a pair of tickets to Present Laughter (subject to availability determined by the film distributor (“Distributor”), as well as merchandise associated with the film.
• The promoter for this competition is WhatsOnStage Ltd (“the Promoter”).
• These terms and conditions apply to this competition and entry to the competition is acceptance of these terms and conditions.
• The competition is only available to residents of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man over the age of 18.
• Employees of the Promoter, their family members or anyone else connected in any way with the competition or helping to set up the competition shall not be permitted to enter.
• No purchase is necessary to enter the competition and only one entry per person will be accepted.
• The competition will run from Wednesday 10 July 2024 until 12pm on Friday 12 July 2024. After this specified date, no further entries to the competition will be permitted.
• The winner will be selected at random and will be notified by email within 2 days of the competition closing. If the winner cannot be contacted or does not claim the prize within 1 day of notification, the winner’s prize will be forfeited and the Promoter will be entitled to select a replacement winner (and that winner will similarly have to respond to the notification sent to them by the Promoter within 1 day of that notification being sent to them or else they will also forfeit their prize).
• The Promoter reserves the right to cancel or amend the competition and these terms and conditions without notice in the event of a happening outside of their control. Any changes to the competition will be notified to entrants as soon as possible by the Promoter.
• No responsibility can be accepted for entries not received for whatever reason.
• The Promoter is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied to any entrant by any third party connected with this Promotion.
• No cash alternative to the prizes will be offered. The prizes are non-transferable. Prizes are subject to availability and we reserve the right to substitute any prize with another of equivalent value without giving notice.
• In the interest of fairness, winners will be chosen at random.
• The Promoter will not be liable for winners not receiving the email to notify them of their success or failing to attend on time or, indeed, at all.
• The Promoter’s decision in respect of all matters to do with the competition will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
• These Terms and Conditions are effective as of 10 July 2024.