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.
Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, Dominic Cooper stars as the debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester alongside Jasper Britton as King Charles II, Mark Hadfield as Etherege and Ophelia Lovibond as Elizabeth Barry. Further cast include Alice Bailey Johnson as Elizabeth Malet, Will Barton as Alcock, Cornelius Booth as Harris / Huysmans / Constable, Will Merrick as Billy Downs, Lizzie Roper as Ufton/Luscombe/Big Dolly/Madam, Richard Teverson as Sackville and Nina Toussaint-White as Jane with Emily Byrt, Jonathan Hansler, Joseph Macnab, James Marchant and Lydia Piechowiak.
"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."
Production photos are by Alastair Muir.
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