Taron Egerton stars in COCK


The 2011 winner of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year competition, Taron Egerton, has opened in the West End revival of Mike Bartlett's C O C K. He stars alongside Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels at the Ambassadors Theatre, in a new production of the 2009 play directed by Marianne Elliott.


It was Elliott, of course, who brought the gender-switched Company to the West End, which also featured Bailey stressing his way through the breakneck "Getting Married Today".


Marianne 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!


The Sondheim Sociery is always thrilled to hear how well the SSSSPOTY finalists and winners are doing in their careers. Taron took home the first prize at the 2011 competition for his two songs, "Giants in the Sky" and “May As Well And Why Not” from Craig Adams’ and Nona Sheppard’s Thérèse Raquin.


He has since had phenomenal success, winning a Golden Globe for his portrayal of Sir Elton John in Rocketman and also recording the original song for the film, "I'm Gonna Love Again", with Sir Elton which went on to win Best Original Song at the Academy Awards. He will next be seen starring in Blackbird, a limited series drama for Apple TV alongside Paul Walter Hauser, Tetris directed by Jon S. Baird and produced by Matthew Vaughn for Apple + and is also set to star in Claire Denis' romantic drama thriller Stars at Noon, opposite Margaret Qualley.


He shot to fame when he played Gary "Eggsy" Unwin in Matthew Vaughn's Kingsman: The Secret Service and reprised the role in Kingsman: The Golden Circle. Other credits include Eddie the Eagle, Testament of Youth, Legend, Sing, Robin Hood and The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance. On stage he has appeared in The Last of the Haussmans at the National Theatre and Tommy in No Quarter at the Royal Court Theatre.



Elliott & Harper Productions presents


C O C K

By Mike Bartlett

Directed by Marianne Elliott


Ambassadors Theatre

West Street

London

WC2H 9ND


Until Saturday 4 June 2022 at 8pm

Matinees: Wednesdays and Saturdays at 3pm

Tickets from £20

Suitable for ages 14+

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