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David Tennant in Don Juan In Soho at the Wyndham’s Theatre

Wednesday, 2nd Nov 2016  

Don Juan in Soho - Wyndham's Theatre

When you think of David Tennant in relation to the London stage you might think of the numerous Shakespearean performances in which he has appeared, from Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre to Richard II at the Barbican. But spring 2017 will see him switch from the Bard to Patrick Marber as he takes on the title role in his 2006 play Don Juan In Soho.

The announcement will undoubtedly be met with great excitement for Tennant’s legions of fans around the country, who have been taken with him ever since he first emerged as the Tenth Doctor in television series Doctor Who. His popularity has also been solidified further for his acclaimed work in the show Broadchurch.

But Tennant has also carved out a successful stage career and this will make him an experienced choice for the role of Don Juan, whose story is brought forward to the modern day for Patrick Marber’s version of Moliere’s classic. As the title suggests we catch up with the lothario in London’s Soho, where the character inhabits the same traits he has done so in every version and paying a heavy price.

Whilst Moliere’s version dates back to the 17th Century (and is based on the older legend of Don Juan), Marber unveiled the contemporary version in 2006 where audiences witnessed it at the Donmar Warehouse. Now its return to the capital’s West End will surely be met with great anticipation as it joins a host of other revivals ready to set Theatreland alight in 2017.

After all you don’t cast a name like David Tennant if you don’t want to set pulses racing and his considerable credits attached to London’s West End, which date back to early roles in the 1990s, make him a great choice for the famous libertine of literature.

So expect all eyes to be on the Wyndham’s Theatre next year as Don Juan in Soho brings David Tennant to the West End for performances from Tuesday 28th March 2017 (previews from Friday 17th March 2017).

Chris Packer
Chris Packer Chris Packer has been writing about the West End for many years and wishes this knowledge would help him win some pub quizzes. When he’s not writing about the newest shows he’s probably watching films or anticipating the latest releases.

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