Ophelia Lovibond joins Dominic Cooper in The Libertine

Further casting has been announced for the upcoming production of The Libertine at the Theatre Royal Haymarket.

Ophelia Lovibond, Jasper Britton, Mark Hadfield, Will Barton, Cornelius Booth, Will Merrick and Richard Teverson will be joining the previously announced Dominic Cooper.

Lovibond is known for her role in CBS series Elementary, as well as BBC series W1A, Roman Polanski’s Oliver Twist and film Guardians of the Galaxy.

Britton most recently starred in Richard II, The Jew of Malta and as the title role in Henry IV Part I and II for the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Barbican and in New York.

Mark Hadfield’s theatre credits including Richard III (Almedia), The Painkiller (Garrick Theatre), Mrs Henderson Presents (Bath) Made in Dagenham (Adelphi Theatre) and Jeeves and Wooster: Perfect Nonsense (Duke of York’s Theatre). Barton recently starred in Toast alongside Matthew Kelly as part of Brits Off Broadway Season in New York.

Booth’s theatre credits include The Machine (Donmar), Land of our Fathers (UK Tour / Soho Theatre and Peter Pan Goes Wrong (UK Tour). Will Merrick is known for playing Alo in Channel 4 series Skins. His theatre credits include Wendy and Peter Pan (RSC) and The Ghost Train (Royal Exchange Theatre).

Richard Teverson’s theatre credits include Private Lives (ATG Tour), The Winslow Boy (Old Vic), After the Dance (National Theatre) and The 39 Steps (Criterion Theatre). He is also known for his television work as Dr Ryder in Downton Abbey (ITV), Jamaica Inn (BBC), The Bletchley Circle (ITV) and Spies of Warsaw (BBC).

Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, Stephen Jeffreys’ play tells the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester – a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess.

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


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