The Libertine

The Libertine Tickets

Theatre Royal Haymarket
West End

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage to play the notorious Earl of Rochester in this major revival of The Libertine, directed by Terry Johnson.

Full of flair and wit, this brilliant play is both a wild period piece and an incisive critique of life in an age of excess. The production will premiere at the Theatre Royal Bath before transferring to the West End for a strictly limited season.

The Libertine was first performed on tour and at the Royal Court Theatre alongside the Restoration comedy, The Man of Mode, which presented another, contemporary view of Rochester. It later transferred to Chicago's Steppenwolf starring John Malkovich and directed by Terry Johnson before Johnny Depp took the title role in the 2004 film adaptation.


Book your The Libertine tickets, playing at The Theatre Royal Haymarket today.

The Libertine Synopsis: 

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.

Age Restrictions: 
Suitable for ages 16 + 
Stephen Jeffreys
TRH Productions, Lee Dean and Theatre Royal Bath Productions
Terry Johnson
Cast list: 
Dominic Cooper (Earl of Rochester), Jasper Britton (King Charles II), Mark Hadfield (Etherege) and Ophelia Lovibond (Elizabeth Barry). Further cast include Alice Bailey Johnson, Will Barton, Cornelius Booth, Will Merrick, Lizzie Roper, Richard Teverson, Nina Toussaint-White, Emily Byrt, Jonathan Hansler, Joseph Macnab, James Marchant and Lydia Piechowiak.
The Libertine Schedule
Previews from: 
Thursday, 22 September, 2016
Opening date: 
Tuesday, 27 September, 2016
Available from: 
Saturday, 1 October, 2016
Booking to: 
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
Saturday, 3 December, 2016
8 Haymarket, London, SW1Y 4HT
Nearest tube:
Piccadilly Circus

Latest The Libertine News & Features

Friday, September 9, 2016
First Look at Dominic Cooper in The Libertine

Photos have been released of Dominic Cooper and cast in the upcoming West End production of The Libertine by Stephen Jeffreys which is currently running at Theatre Royal Bath until 17 September before a London run at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with an official opening on 27 September 2016. 

Monday, August 15, 2016
Top London Theatre Drama this September

With summer now firmly upon us and many theatrical eyes looking north to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to provide top drama, September brings with it not only its usual back-to-school vibe but also a whole host of exciting new plays to London's West End and beyond. Whilst musicals have been the focus of much of 2016, London is gearing up to welcome a number of excellent plays that are bound to suit a wide variety of tastes.

Dominic Cooper in The Libertine
Friday, June 10, 2016
Further cast join Dominic Cooper in The Libertine

Further casting has been announced to join Dominic Cooper in a new production of The Libertine which runs at the Haymarket Theatre Royal from 22 September to 3 December 2016, following a summer season at Bath Theatre Royal.

Our Review

Having recently housed a dismal stage version of Breakfast at Tiffany's, best known for the 1961 film based on Truman Capote's story, and previously been the home to a stage version of When Harry Met Sally, the grand old Theatre Royal Haymarket could be turning into a staging post for titles that have played at the Cineworld opposite. But although The Libertine, its new tenant that the theatre... Read more

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