Taron Egerton Pulls Out of Cock for remainder of shows run

Taron Egerton has very sadly had to pull out of the play Cock for undisclosed personal reasons.


Taron had been absent for the show for the past 10 days after testing positive for Covid. The role of M has been played during this time by Joel Harper-Jackson, who also stepped in mid-show during the first preview after Taron fainted on stage.




Joel will now take over the role of M for the remainder of the shows run, which plays at the Ambassadors Theatre until June 4th.


Director Marianne Elliott said:

‘Joel is an absolute hero. He is a brilliant and gifted actor and stepped into the role at extremely short notice. Audiences have been standing and cheering and so am I.’

Jonathan Bailey added:

‘Joel is an immense talent and we couldn’t be luckier to have him on board. I am proud to continue sharing the stage with him.’




The full cast of the play is now Joel Harper-Jackson, Jonathan Bailey, Jade Anouka and Phil Daniels. The understudies are Dominic Holmes (John and M), Jessica Whitehurst (W) and John Vernon (F).


Hoping everything is OK with Taron. It really was a joy to see him be brilliant on that stage. Looking forward to seeing Joel in the role on my next visit.


Here's my original 5 star review for this incredible show.

https://www.allthatdazzles.co.uk/post/review-cock-ambassadors-theatre