View Comments Dominic Cooper(Photo by Johan Persson) Broadway alum Dominic Cooper back on stage as a debauched 17th century rake? We’re in! He will headline The Libertine, penned by Stephen Jeffreys and directed by Terry Johnson, which is set to play the Theatre Royal Bath this summer before beginning previews at the West End’s Theatre Royal Haymarket on September 22. Opening night is scheduled for September 27 and the limited engagement will play through December 3.John Wilmot, the second Earl of Rochester (Cooper) is a charismatic poet, playwright and rake with a legendary appetite for excess. Yet this most ardent of hedonists is forced to reconsider everything he thinks and feels when a chance encounter with an actress at the Playhouse sends him reeling. With flair and wit, this wild romp through 1670s London offers an incisive critique of life in an age of excess.Cooper appeared on Broadway in The History Boys; other stage credits include Mother Clap’s Molly House and Phedre. His numerous film credits include The History Boys, The Duchess, My Week with Marilyn, Mamma Mia, Captain America: The First Avenger and the upcoming Preacher. Full casting will be announced later.