Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
The Libertine - Theatre Royal Haymarket, London
Age Restriction: 16+
Important Information: Contains scenes of sexual nature. Under 16s not admitted.
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The Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End turns its attention to the work of Stephen Jeffreys in 2016 as his 1994 play The Libertine makes its way to the stage with star Dominic Cooper in the lead role.
It will be an unbeatable opportunity for audiences to witness the performing talents of a well known actor live in person as Cooper takes on the role of John Wilmot, with audiences transported back to the London of the 1670s. With experienced direction from Terry Johnson and a story described in press materials as “sexually charged”, it is likely to be a highly discussed show come September.
John Wilmot is the second Earl of Rochester in The Libertine and he is a well known writer and member of the court of King Charles II in 17th century London. In this setting Wilmot has built up a considerable reputation for himself thanks to his lifestyle and this is only going to deepen upon the arrival of actress Elizabeth Barry.
The show was first seen in London back in 1994 and was subsequently performed in the United States as well. Later a well known film version was released in cinemas, with Johnny Depp taking on the part that is now trusted to Dominic Cooper.
And this trust is well placed considering the talent that will be on display. When Cooper takes on the role of Wilmot he will be following up the considerable experience that he has accumulated on the capital’s stages. Many will remember him as one of the cast members of the History Boys at the National Theatre and in the West End, plus many of its international dates. He also appeared in Phedre at the National Theatre, A Midsummer Night’s Dream for the Royal Shakespeare Company and films such as Captain America: The First Avenger. His screen career has veered closed to the West End as well, with a starring role in the famous movie adaptation of Mamma Mia!
This time, however, he can be seen in The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Tuesday 27th September 2016 (previews from Thursday 22nd September 2016).
Show & Venue InformationTheatre Royal Haymarket
Thursday, 22 September 2016
Saturday, 03 December 2016
2 hours 40 minutes including interval. Monday – Saturday 7.30pm and Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm