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Wednesday 10th October 2012 until Saturday 13th October 2012

Location

Capitol Theatre

The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys. Directed by David Shirley

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The Libertine tells the story of the Earl of Rochester, friend and confidant of Charles II and the most notorious rake of his age. He was an anti-monarchist Royalist, an atheist who converted to Christianity and a lyric poet who reveled in pornography. The play centres on the moment his cynicism is confounded when he falls in love in earnest.

Self-consciously theatrical, bawdy and highly thought provoking, this play contemplates the vibrancy and decadence of the Restoration age.

John Wilmot, Second Earl of Rochester - Rory Butler
George Etherege, a playwright - Ethan Holmes
Charles Sackville, Earl of Dorset and Middlesex / Harry Harris, an actor - Max Wallach
Billy Downes, a young spark - Assad Choudhury
Jane, a prostitute - Sarah Allen
Molly Luscombe, a stage manager / Mrs Will Ufton, a coffee house proprietor - Elisha Michael-Sesay
Tom Alcock, a serving man - Barry Hall
Elizabeth Barry, an actress - Helen Burnell
Elizabeth Malet, a country wife - Georgia Neville
Charles II, a monarch - Simon Jenkins

Playgoers, whores, clients etc played by members of the company

Designer: Lara Booth

Performances start at 6pm on Thursdays, 7.30pm all other days.


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Capitol Theatre

Tel: 0161 247 1306

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