A STAR of BBC's runaway hit Fleabag will star in a provocative comedy in Prestatyn and Colwyn Bay.

Matthew Warchus directs Irish actor Andrew Scott in National Theatre Live's production of Noël Coward’s Present Laughter, filmed live for Prestatyn Scala and Theatr Colwyn audiences in the autumn.

Recognisable from the the recent BAFTA winning hit, written by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, and is also no doubt familiar to fans of the channel's Sherlock, where he presented a fresh take on the timeless villain Moriarty.

Captured live from The Old Vic in London, Present Laughter is a giddy and surprisingly modern reflection on fame, desire and loneliness.

As he prepares to embark on an overseas tour, star actor Garry Essendine’s colourful life is in danger of spiralling out of control. Engulfed by an escalating identity crisis as his many and various relationships compete for his attention, Garry’s few remaining days at home are a chaotic whirlwind of love, sex, panic and soul-searching.

Present Laughter screens at both theatres on Thursday, November at 7pm.

Tikcets for the Scala are £16, availble from prestatyn.merlincinemas.co.uk, and £12.50 for Theatr Colwyn from theatrcolwyn.co.uk.