David Tennant is back on the West Stage tonight in Patrick Marber’s ‘Don Juan in Soho’.
This new play is the first time Tennant has been on the stage since his appearance in the Royal Shakespeare Companies ‘Richard II’ and the two roles could not be any more different.
‘Don Juan in Soho’ sees Tennant as DJ in a modern update of Molière’s tragicomedy, written and directed by Patrick Marber. This savagely funny and filthy play will transport the audience to contemporary London and follow the final adventures of its debauched protagonist – a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure.
“Please don’t be charmed, he’s not a lovable rogue…
Who Is Don Juan
Don Juan originated as a hero-villain of Spanish folk legend. In the legend, Don Juan is a famous lover and scoundrel who has made more than a thousand sexual conquests.
The legend of Don Juan tells how, at the height of his licentious career, he seduced a girl of noble family and killed her father, who had tried to avenge her. Later, seeing an effigy on the father’s tomb, he flippantly invited it to dine with him, and the stone ghost duly arrived for dinner as a harbinger of Don Juan’s death.
Great Varied Cast
Tennant will be joined on stage by established stage stars Adrian Scarborough as Stan and Gawn Grainger as Louis along with Adrian Richards, Alice Orr-Ewing, Danielle Vitalis, David Jonsson, Dominique Moore, Eleanor Wyld, Emma Naomi, Himesh Patel, Mark Ebulué, Mark Extance, Theo Barkley-Biggs and William Spray.
Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, which premiered to great acclaim ten years ago at the Donmar Warehouse, is now produced in the West End by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions in association with Sonia Friedman Productions.
Set and costume designs by Anne Fleischle and sound and music by Adam Cork.