David Tennant to Star in West End Production of Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho

News   David Tennant to Star in West End Production of Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho
The playwright will direct the production.
David Tennant in Hamlet
David Tennant in Hamlet Ellie Kurttz/RSC

David Tennant is to return to the West End stage to star in the title role of a new production of Patrick Marber's Don Juan in Soho, beginning performances March 17, 2017, prior to an official opening March 28 at Wyndham's Theatre, for a limited 11-week season through June 10.

Loosely based on the Molière tragicomedy Don Juan, it transposes the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist — a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure. It originally premiered at London's Donmar Warehouse in 2006 when Rhys Ifans played the title role.

Tennant is best known for playing the tenth incarnation of the title role of the iconic BBC-TV series Doctor Who, and has also recently starred in Broadchurch and the U.S. version, Gracepoint. Other stage credits include many appearances with the RSC, including the title roles in Hamlet and Richard II (the latter of which he also played at BAM in New York). He was last seen in the West End in a production of Much Ado About Nothing, also at Wyndham's Theatre.

Marber will direct his own play. He is currently represented in London as director of Tom Stoppard's Travesties that is set to also transfer to the West End's Apollo Theatre beginning February 15 following its current run.

It will be produced by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis, and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.

To book tickets, contact the box office on 0844 482 5120 or visit DonJuaninSoho.com.

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