Further casting has been confirmed for The Libertine, which runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December. 

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Dominic Cooper in The Libertine. Photograph by Johan Persson. 

The production of Stephen Jeffreys’ sexually charged masterpiece is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson and will star Dominic Cooper as The Libertine.

Further casting confirmed includes: Ophelia Lovibond, Jasper Britton, Mark Hadfield, Will Barton, Cornelius Booth,Will Merrick and Richard Teverson as Sackville with further casting still to be announced.

Stephen Jeffreys’ play, later made into a film, tells the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester – a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. 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 …

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 run at the Theatre Royal Bath from the 31st August until the 17th September, before heading to the West End at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 22nd September until the 3rd December.

The creative team includes designs by Tim Shortall, lighting by Ben Ormerod and sound by John Leonard.

The Libertine runs at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from the 22nd September until the 3rd December. To book tickets visit: Ticketmaster.co.uk, Discount Theatre.com, Last Minute.com, Theatre Tickets Direct.co.uk, Love Theatre.com, Theatre People.com and UK Tickets.co.uk


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