Citizens Theatre's The Libertine at Bristol Old Vic, 28-31 May

Appearing in Glasgow Citizens Theatre's production of The Libertine directed by Dominic Hill at the Bristol Old Vic.

Performances: 28-31 May
7.30pm, 2.30pm (Thu & Sat mat)
£5-£30
 
For tickets and more info, visit www.bristololdvic.org.uk .

"Ladies, an announcement: I am up for it, all the time"

London in the 1670s - Charles II is on the throne, Nell Gwynn is in his bed and the theatre and sexual promiscuity are flourishing.

The Libertine is the true story of John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester - a hedonistic poet, playwright and rake whose appetite for women and wine has made him a notorious figure. He is a man who does not feel alive unless he exceeds every limit. He's not easy to like, much less to love. Yet this most charismatic of sinners is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter at the Playhouse sends him reeling.

You may not like the Second Earl of Rochester. But you will not be able to take your eyes off him.

With all the wit, flair and bawdiness of a Restoration Comedy, this brilliant play is both historical romp and incisive critique of an age of excess. Made famous through the film of the same name starring Johnny Depp and John Malkovich, this is the first major stage production in the UK since its London premiere.