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Mamma Mia! and The History Boys star Dominic Cooper returns to the West End in Stephen Jeffrey’s The Libertine.

In a role previously played on stage by John Malkovich and on film by Johnny Depp, Dominic Cooper is the second Earl of Rochester, John Wilmot. A poet and playwright renowned for his charisma, John Wilmot is also a devoted hedonist. However, a chance meeting with an actress at the Playhouse leads him to question everything he thought he knew.

Based on a true story, Jeffrey’s vivacious and fast-moving play casts an unflinching eye on 1670s London, a place and time known for its love of debauchery. Bursting with sparkling wit and wild, period drama, this major revival of The Libertine is directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winner Terry Johnson.

A skilful play celebrated for being both ribald and profound, The Libertine is a real theatrical treat. Playing at the Theatre Royal Haymarket for a limited time, book your The Libertine tickets today.

The Libertine reviews

45 reviews
John Hughes
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4 Dec 2016

The Libertine was not up to West End standards.Dominic Cooper was good in the title role but he I felt was miscast.I would have preferred to see an actor with more gravitas in the role like Rufus Sewell or David Tenant.Some of the cast spoke their lines far too quickly with no proper intonation and phrasing and and times was difficult to understand. On the plus side Jasper Britton was superb as King Charles 11 and Will Barton as Alcock also stood out.It has only been revived once since the original stage production with John Malcovitch in the title role and now I have seen this latest production I can see why.

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3 Dec 2016

Dominic Cooper leads a very fine cast in the perfect theatre, the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a Restoration era drama entirely let down by a dull, mediocre play that grinds on endlessly into the night. Thin and ponderous , I should have left at the interival.

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2 Dec 2016

The lewd and licentious Libertine lauds it about the stage! A great production not for the prudish. Dominic Cooper was superb. Wonderful cast.

Ann Hollis
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1 Dec 2016

Good acting and costumes could not make up for crudeness. Lacked refinement and cleverness of Restoration Comedy.

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29 Nov 2016

Well developed, well performed and funny play... in a beautiful theatre. Lovely, lovely evening. Thank you everyone!



Haymarket. SW1Y 4HT.

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Good To Know

Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

Patrons in the Gallery should be aware that seating is on cushioned wooden benches.

How Does It Work

You will receive a confirmation email.  Please print this email and bring it with you and present to the Box Office.  We recommend you arrive a minimum of 30 minutes before the show.

Suitable For Children

Recommended for the ages of 16 years and over - 16+ Contains strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.

When Can I Go

Booking Period Dates - Thursday 22nd September – Saturday 3rd December 2016

  • Monday – Saturday 7.30pm
  • Thursday & Saturday 2.30pm

Where Do I Go

Venue Address : Theatre Royal Haymarket, 18 Suffolk Street, London SW1Y 4HT

How to Get there

RAIL : The nearest National Rail station to the Theatre Royal Haymarket is London Charing Cross. Please see the directions below:

Charing Cross (7 minutes): exit the station and turn left down the Strand. Cross over the roundabout to Trafalgar Square and cut across the square to Pall Mall. Turn right up Haymarket; the Theatre Royal will be a short distance up the road and on the right hand side, opposite Her Majesty’s Theatre.


The nearest tube station to The Theatre Royal Haymarket is Piccadilly Circus (Bakerloo and Piccadilly lines), with both Charing Cross (Bakerloo and Northern lines) and Leicester Square(Piccadilly Circus and Northern lines) also nearby.

Piccadilly Circus (3 minutes): Exit Piccadilly Circus station on the right hand side (by the statue and Criterion Theatre.) Take the first left down Haymarket. The theatre will be on your left hand side opposite Her Majesty’s Theatre.

Charing Cross (7 minutes): Please see the directions above in the ‘Rail’ section.

Leicester Square (6 minutes): Take the Charing Cross Road exit and head south toward Charing Cross. As the road forks by the Garrick Theatre, keep right and head straight down toward the National Portrait Gallery. Just before you reach the gallery, turn right down Orange Street and keep walking until you meet Haymarket and the end of the road. Turn left onto Haymarket. The Theatre Royal will be on your right hand side.