About the showAcclaimed British writer and director Patrick Marber has returned to London’s West End with a revival of his popular Molière reworking Don Juan in Soho. The play marks the return of David Tennant of Doctor Who fame to the London stage, with performances having began at Wyndham’s Theatre on 17th March 2017, with an official opening on 17th March 2017.
David Tennant is one of the most popular actors of the century, having first shot to stardom in his career defining role in the international hit BBC revival of Doctor Who. Tennant is an actor with a hugely varied career comprising of TV, film, stage and radio work, for which he has received countless awards, including the Evening Standard Theatre Award for Best Actor and an Olivier Award for Best Actor.
Best known on stage for his repeated leading roles with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Tennant has recently performed in their productions of Hamlet, Richard II, Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labours Lost. Don Juan in Soho however will mark his first non-Shakespearean role in over ten years, since he performed in a revival of John Osbourne’s Look Back In Anger.
Gawn Grainger (The Entertainer & Gavin & Stacey) co-stars as Louis, while Adrian Scarborough (King Lear) takes the role of Stan, with Theo Barklem-Biggs (Les Liaisons Dangereuses) as Pete, Mark Ebulué (Macbeth) as Aloysius and Dominique Moore (Gutted) as Lottie.
Don Juan in Soho is the creation of acclaimed British dramatist Patrick Marber, a writer who has become a firm favourite of both stage and screen, having won various awards including the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers’ Guild Award for Best West End Play for his 1995 play Dealer’s Choice.
Marber firmly established his name in theatre however with Closer which premiered at the National Theatre in 1997, before transferring to Broadway. The play was hugely popular with audiences and critics alike, winning Evening Standard, Olivier and New York Drama Critics’ Circle awards, before being adapted into a highly successful movie.
Don Juan in Soho was first performed in 2006 and starred Rhys Ifans in the leading role. The play is a reworking of Molière’s classic Don Juan which has acted as a source for countless lothario-led performances for many years.
The play tells the tale of the suave DJ, a lothario who spends his time seducing his way through the women of modern day Soho, while his friend Stan keeps track of all his conquests.
Don Juan in Soho is one of the most exciting revivals of spring 2017, with David Tennant once again having returned to the West End stage. Previews began at Wyndham’s Theatre on 17th March 2017 and performances continue as part of a strictly limited eleven week run until 10th June 2017.
Who Should See It?Fans of Patrick Marber should definitely ensure to check out the masterful writer/director’s retelling of the tale of Don Juan. Marber has recently seen great success with his plays Three Days in the Country, The Musicians, The Red Lion and Closer and with David Tennant in the lead role, this is just as highly anticipated.