Cock the Play

Ambassadors Theatre
West Street, London

Public Previews: 5 March 2022
Opens: 15 March 2022
Closes: 4 June 2022

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Nearest Tube: Leicester Square

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Show times
Monday at 8.00pm
Tuesday at 8.00pm
Wednesday at 8.00pm
Thursday at 3.00pm and 8.00pm
Friday at 8.00pm
Saturday at 3.00pm and 8.00pm
Sunday no shows

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Cock the Play

A major revival of Mike Bartlett's play Cock in London starring Taron Egerton and Jonathan Bailey

When John takes a break from his boyfriend, he accidentally meets the girl of his dreams. Filled with guilt and indecision, he decides there is only one way to straighten this out... Takes a playful, candid look at one manís sexuality and the difficulties that arise when you realise you have a choice.

The cast features Jonathan Bailey as 'John', Taron Egerton as 'M', Jade Anouka as 'W', and Phil Daniels as 'F'.

Directed by Marianne Elliott.

Mike Bartlett's other London plays include King Charles III which was first seen at the Almeida Theatre, and transferred to the West End's Wyndham's Theatre in 2014.

Jonathan Bailey's London theatre credits include 'Jamie' in Marianne Elliott's revival of Stephen Sondheim's Company at the Gielgud Theatre in 2018; 'Jamie' in Jason Robert Brown's revival of his musical Last Five Years at the St James Theatre in 2016; 'Cassio' in Nicholas Hytner's revival of William Shakespeare's Othello at the National Theatre in 2013; 'Jeremy Duffield' in Jeremy Herrin's revival of Terence Rattiganís South Downs at the Harold Pinter Theatre in 2012; 'Pieter' in Joe Dowling's production of David Joss Buckley's adaptation of Tracy Chevalier's Girl With A Pearl Earring at the Haymarket Theatre in 2008; and 'Jamie' in Toby Frow's revival of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing at the Sound Theatre in 2006.

Jade Anouka's London stage credits include 'Wagner' in Jamie Lloyd's revival of Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus at the Duke of York's Theatre in 2016; 'Ariel' in Phyllida Lloyd's revival of William Shakespeare's The Tempest at the Donmar King's Cross in 2016; and 'Nicholas' in Conall Morrison's revival of William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew at the Novello Theatre in 2009.

Phil Daniels' London stage credits include 'Bob Mellish' in Jeremy Herrin's production of James Graham's This House at the Olivier Theatre in 2013, and the West End's Garrick Theatre in 2016; 'Autolycus' in Nicholas Hytner's revival of William Shakespeare's Winter's Tale at the Olivier Theatre in 2001; and 'Frankie' in Patrick Marber's production of his play Dealer's Choice at the Cottesloe Theatre, and transfer to the West End's Vaudeville Theatre in 1995.

The play Cock in London at the Ambassadors Theatre public previews from 5 March 2022, opens on 15 March 2022, and closes on 4 June 2022


2009 London Premiere

Previewed 13 November 2009, Opened 18 November 2009, Closed 19 December 2009 at the Royal Court Theatre Upstairs

The cast featured Ben Whishaw as 'John', Andrew Scott as 'M', Katherine Parkinson as 'W', and Paul Jessen as 'F'.

Directed by James Macdonald, with designs by Miriam Buether, lighting by Peter Mumford, and sound by David McSeveney.