Scottish actor David Tennant best known for his roles in “Doctor Who” and “Broadchurch” is to return to the West End stage, playing the famous lothario in the new funny and filthy play “Don Juan in Soho” written and directed by Patrick Marber.
The new adaptation is loosely based on Moliere’s tragicomedy “Don Juan”. It transports characters to contemporary London and follows the adventures of the modern Don Juan.
The contemporary take on the classic comedy starring Rhys Ifans (“Notting Hill”, “Snowden”,”Harry Potter”) premiered at the Donmar Warehouse in December 2006 and was directed by Michael Grandage. Despite good reviews, the play was not transferred to the West End. After 10 years since the premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, Tennant is to take the lead at Wyndham’s Theatre on the 17th of March 2017.
Last Tennant’s stage role was in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Richard II, part of its King and Country cycle of plays presented in New York last spring.
One of the most remarkable David Tennant’s stage roles was the role of Hamlet at Courtyard Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon. While his last West-End role was in the “Much ado about nothing” co-starring Cathrine Tate.
After spending last summer and autumn filming in the final season of Broadchurch tv-show, David Tennant returns to the London stage.
David Tennant as “Hamlet” ©Tristram Kenton
“Don Juan in Soho” fro 17/03/2016 until 10/06/2016 at Wyndham’s Theatre