Friday, 10 June 2016

Further casting announced for The Libertine starring Dominic Cooper

Further casting has been announced for The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys starring the previously announced Dominic Cooper.

Directed by Terry Johnson, the play will run at the Theatre Royal Bath between 31st August and 17th September before transferring to the West End. The Libertine opens at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 27th September (previews from 22nd September) and plays until 3rd December 2016. 

Joining Cooper as the Earl of Rochester are Ophelia Lovibond as Elizabeth Barry, Jasper Britton as King Charles II and Mark Hadfield as Etherege with Will Barton as Alcock, Cornelius Booth as Harris / Huysmans / Constable, Will Merrick as Billy Downs and Richard Teverson as Sackville. Final casting is still to be announced. 

John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester is a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. Yet this most ardent of hedonists is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling. With flair and wit, this wild romp through 1670s London offers an incisive critique of life in an age of excess.

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