Age Restriction: Suitable for ages 16 +
Important Info: Contains language and scenes of sexual nature
Audiences will take a look back at the raunchy world of 17th century London this September as stage and screen actor Dominic Cooper plays the Earl of Rochester in Stephen Jeffrey’s The Libertine.
The Terry Johnson-directed play is set to entertain the crowds of the Theatre Royal Haymarket in London’s West End, where Cooper will take on a role that has previously been portrayed by Hollywood names like Johnny Depp (who played John Wilmot in the big screen version of 2004). As such it is one of many high profile shows that will capture imaginations and leave a lasting impression in 2016.
John Wilmot is the second Earl of Rochester in the London of the 1670s and it is through his actions that we glimpse a world of hedonism. Wilmot operates in the court of King Charles II and as a writer has accumulated quite a reputation not just for his work but for his behaviour in public. Enter Elizabeth Barry, an actress with her own ambitions who turns Wilmot’s world upside down.
The play first emerged back in 1994 and had been staged in the capital and in the US prior to its big screen adaptation. It was the latest play from Stephen Jeffreys, whose work in recent years has included the Beatles show Backbeat, which appeared at the Duke of York’s Theatre.
And whilst Depp took on the role of Wilmot for that big screen version, Dominic Cooper is the man to bring him to life at the Theatre Royal Haymarket. The actor has had a regular presence on our screens in recent years as he has appeared in some high profile films like Captain America: The First Avenger. He is also known for his role in the film version of the West End musical Mamma Mia! whilst his actual London theatre credits have included some well known shows at the National Theatre and with the Royal Shakespeare Company.
So The Libertine will mark the return to the stage of a well known actor under the direction of the award-winning Terry Johnson. The production runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from Thursday 22nd September 2016.
|Booking From:||Thursday, 1st December 2016|
|Booking Until:||Saturday, 3rd December 2016|
|Age Restriction:||Suitable for ages 16 +|
|Important Info:||Contains language and scenes of sexual nature|
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