“You will not like me”
There's probably a German word for a play that opens with a self-fulfilling prophecy such as the one above, but even I wasn't expecting how true it would be for The Libertine. Moving into the Theatre Royal Haymarket after a run in Bath, I haven't been this bored by a play in quite some time. From Stephen Jeffrey's writing to Terry Johnson's direction to Dominic Cooper's lead performance, I found it all all just fearfully dull.
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (with interval)
Booking until 2nd December
Labels: Alice Bailey Johnson, Cornelius Booth, Dominic Cooper, Jasper Britton, Lizzie Roper, Mark Hadfield, Nina Toussaint-White, Ophelia Lovibond, Richard Teverson, Stephen Jeffreys, Will Barton, Will Merrick