• 2011 SEASON
  • 17 Aug - 11 Sep 2011
  • $27 - $37

The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys

The Libertine is a stunning theatrical exploration into the decaying facade of ‘civilised’ values, a contemporary vision of the rebirth of theatre during the English restoration.

Set in the restored court of Charles II in 17th century England, The Libertine follows the exploits of John Wilmot, the Second Earl of Rochester.

Wilmot is the subject of his own life experiment, immersing himself in the seedy underworld of taverns, brothels and theatres in rebellion to the highly polished world of court and King. His simple relationships are tested however, when he falls for actress Elizabeth Barry, irrevocably altering his conception of morality. 

Jeffreys’ licentious and critical vision of Charles II’s leadership is both a study of disappointment in the wasted potential of sovereignty and leadership, and a very modern comment on the role of playwrights and theatre-makers as social agitators. 

Featuring a superb ensemble cast, Sport for Jove Theatre is proud to present Jeffreys’ darkly humorous and deeply moving masterpiece.

Presented by Sport for Jove Theatre in partnership with Darlinghurst Theatre Company

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The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys

CREATIVES

Directors Damien Ryan & Terry Karabelas
Designer Lucilla Smith
Lighting Designer Matt Cox
Sound Designer John Karabelas
Original Music Drew Livingston & Sean van Doornum

CAST

Danielle King
Susan Prior
Naomi Livingston
Alice Livingstone
Anthony Gooley
Matt Edgerton
Sam Haft
Sean O’Shea
James Lugton
Felix Jozeps

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The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys

'a great opportunity to see Jeffreys’s startling, fascinating (albeit raunchy) work on stage.'
nytheatre.com

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The Libertine

By Stephen Jeffreys

PERFORMANCE DATES & TIMES

Previews: 17 – 21 August 2011
Season: 24 August – 11 September 2011

Tuesday – Saturday at 8pm
Sunday at 5pm
Matinees Saturday 3 & 10 September at 3pm

TICKETS

Adult $37
Concession $32
Previews $27
Groups of 10+ $30

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