Samford's community theatre troupe Spadewerx is set to entertain the masses from this weekend onwards with Noel Coward's play – Present Laughter. Noel Coward's inspiration behind the title Present Laughter is derived from William Shakespeare's own romantic comedy The Twelfth Night and was originally written During WWII.
Since its first debut in London, Present Laughter has seen a string of well-known celebrities partake in this light comedy, such as Noel Coward himself as Garry, Kevin Kleine, Albert Finney, Peter O'Toole, William Fairbanks Jr and Sir Ian McKellan. The play traces the life of famous matinee actor Garry Essendine over of the course of a few days as he tries to come to terms with being forty. The good folks at Spadewerx Community Theatre will be donating all profits to the Samford, Dayboro and Closeburn Rural Fire Brigades. Present Laughter kicks off this weekend on January 18th, 24th and 25th from 7:30pm at the Samford Farmers' Hall. The play will feature for one night only at the Dayboro Community Hally on February 1st from 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door or the Samford Copy Centre, Main Street, Samford Village. Tickets start from $15 and for further ticketing information contact Jo on 07 3289 5241.