Dominic Cooper to star in The Libertine

Dominic Cooper will star in The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Dominic Cooper returns to the stage later this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine.

Written by Stephen Jeffreys, the sexually charged masterpiece will be directed by the Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson.

Cooper who is the star of the forthcoming AMC series Preacher has notable stage credits, particularly at the National including The History Boys, Mother Clap’s Molly House and more recently in Phedre alongside Helen Mirren. Cooper’s numerous film credits include The History Boys, The Duchess, My Week with Marilyn, Mamma Mia and Captain America: The First Avenger.

The Libertine is based on John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester, a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. With flair and wit, this wild romp through 1670s London offers an incisive critique of life in an age of excess.

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.

The Libertine plays from 22 September 2016 until 3 December 2016 at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.


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