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Gallery: The Libertine

Published 9 September 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in the thrilling new production of The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September, following its limited run at Theatre Royal Bath.

Dominic returns to the stage to play 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 casting includes 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.

Our gallery of newly-released production shots hint at a deliciously dark show, perfectly capturing the flair of Stephen Jeffrey’s sexually charged Restoration piece.

Directed by the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, The Libertine tells the story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, and 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.

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