The Libertine

by STEPHEN JEFFREYS

“You will not like me. The gentlemen will be envious and the ladies will be repelled”

2-6 March 2010

CAST

JOHN WILMOT | Luke Trebilcock
GEORGE ETHEREDGE | Sebastien Blanc
CHARLES SACKVILLE | Mark Macey
BILLY DOWNS | Chris Sims
ALCOCK | James Hannant
CHARLES II | Luke Simonds
ELIZABETH MALET | Hannah Rousell
ELIZABETH BARRY | Brooke Petersen
JANE | Rebecca Weymouth

GROTESQUE CHORUS

Sarah Beebe
Ivy Corbin
Hugh Grant-Peterkin
Pedro Hume-Rodriguez
Karen Lister
Scott Mohan
Nika Novozilova
Jaqui Shiel
Laurence Ward

CREATIVE TEAM

DIRECTOR | Anne-Marie Leigh
MOVEMENT DIRECTOR | Leigh Tredger
PRODUCER | Rebecca Smith

(An) unorthodox approach to this story of a highly unorthodox man.... The use of the Grotesque Chorus in demonstrating bits of back-story is clever, and unique choreography by Leigh Tredger and Angus Jacobs allows the chorus to transition effortlessly from individual entities into one concise unit. Still, the highlight is the playful, satirical humour that courses through the first half and is at its finest when Rochester, Sebastien Blanc as George Etheredge, and Mark Macey as Charles Sackville share the stage. Rebecca Weymouth’s fine portrayal of Jane is also of note.

Fringe Review

Luke Trebilcock is outstanding in the physically and emotionally demanding lead role, creating a wholly credible seventeenth-century libertine. James Hannant’s low-key witty vulgarity as Wilmot’s down-at-heel servant strikes a pleasingly ironic note, and the ...delectable Brooke Petersen is utterly convincing as the earl's mistress and inept stage-actress.

Remote Goat

Bridewell Theatre

  • Tuesday 2 March 2010 7.30pm
  • Wednesday 3 March 2010 7.30pm
  • Thursday 4 March 2010 7.30pm
  • Friday 5 March 2010 7.30pm
  • Saturday 6 March 2010 2.30pm
  • Saturday 6 March 2010 7.30pm