Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels star in Cock

Mike Bartlett’s play, Cock, is to be revived by director Marianne Elliott at London’s Ambassadors Theatre

Jade Anouka Jonathan Bailey Phil Daniels Taron Egerton
Jade Anouka, Jonathan Bailey, Phil Daniels and Taron Egerton

Taron Egerton, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels are to star in a revival of Mike Bartlett’s drama, Cock, in the West End.

Directed by Marianne Elliott, it will run at the Ambassadors Theatre from 5 March to 4 June 2022, with opening night on 15 March.

Described as a “razor-sharp” play about the “battle of the sexes”, Cock explores the labels we place on ourselves in a story about a man who discovers that love and sexuality are not as straightforward as he thought.

The four-hander had an acclaimed premiere at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2009 featuring Ben Whishaw, Andrew Scott, Katherine Parkinson and Paul Jesson.

Elliott said: “I feel so excited to be working on this beautifully crafted and hilarious play by Mike Bartlett. It keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout. A truly theatrical piece in that it asks the audience to enter the imagination of the storytelling – as only live theatre can do.

“It’s also all about the acting so to have such a talented, highly experienced, stellar cast is an absolute dream.”

Bartlett added: “I love Marianne Elliott’s work and have done for a long time so I’m thrilled to be able to collaborate with her on this revival, especially with this incredible cast, which I know will bring both a fresh take and vast experience to a play about love, identity and the passionate human being.”

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