About The Libertine
Dominic Cooper to star in The Libertine
Book now The Libertine tickets at the Theatre Royal Haymarket
Dominic Cooper returns to the stage to play the notorious Earl of Rochester in this major revival of The Libertine, directed by Terry Johnson.
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.
"You will not like me. No, I say you will not," taunts the Earl of Rochester at the opening of this riotously funny and intriguing comedy of sexual manners… based on the life of John Wilmot, second Earl of Rochester (1647-80), poet and satirist. The Libertine presents Rochester as the ultimate, sensation-seeking product of a decadent era.
The Libertine tickets on sale at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. Tickets from £18
Under 16s not admitted.