The Libertine (June '07)
by Stephen Jeffreys
Directed by Iain Davie, June 2007
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 revelled in pornography. The play centres on the moment his cynicism is confounded when he falls in love in earnest.
My final show before graduation from the Birmingham School of Acting. I performed as the trusty, wiley and streetwise “Alcock”, a small role textually but the character is always hovering in most scenes ready to help out his master in times of need, and to impart his “wordly” advice to the audience.