Taron Egerton Faints During First West End Performance Of His New Play
Taron Egerton fainted during the debut performance of his new play Cock at the Ambassadors Theatre in London.
The 32-year-old Kingsman and Rocketman actor reportedly collapsed mid-way through the production, causing the curtains to be drawn and a doctor to be called from the audience.
Director Marianne Elliott later took to the stage to reassure the audience and announce that understudy Joel Harper-Jackson would fill in for Egerton in the final act of the play.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday, Egerton told fans that he was “completely fine” despite a “sore neck and bruised ego”. He then promised to be back “with a vengeance tomorrow night”.
The show, created by Mike Bartlett, first premiered at the Royal Court Theatre in 2009. It follows the story of a gay man named John (played by Jonathan Bailey), who begins to question his sexuality after falling in love with a woman named W (Jade Anouka). Edgerton stars as John’s partner M and is also joined by Phil Daniels as F.
Performances of Cock are due to continue this evening, with the official opening scheduled for March 15.
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