■ Noel Coward’s comedy Present Laughter will be staged at Theatre on the Bay from Friday February 16 to Saturday March 10. West End star Patrick Ryecart leads the company, starring as Gary Essendine, a flamboyant leading-man finding himself in the middle of mid-life crisis. Kate Normington plays Gary’s estranged wife, Liz, while Cape Talk personality, John Maytham, returns to the Theatre on the Bay stage as Hugo. Tickets cost from R120 to R220. Book through Computicket. From left are John Maytham, Marcel Meyer, Nicole Franco and Patrick Ryecart rehearsing.