A recent interview in the Evening Standard has confirmed that rehearsals for David Tennant’s new stage play ‘Don Juan in Soho’ will begin on Monday, February 5th.
Writer and director of Don Juan, playwright Patrick Marber is a currently a very busy man with three projects on the go, telling the Evening Standard, “I’ll be exhausted once Don Juan opens. I’ll be happy in April to be back at my desk.”
Marber also reveals in the article that he “met David Tennant back in 1995 when he was also introduced to his wife, the actress Debra Gillett. Tennant and Gillett were both starring in What the Butler Saw at the National. Recently, Tennant mentioned to Gillett that he was looking to return to the stage, so Marber sent him Don Juan.”
Don Juan in Soho is loosely based on Molière’s tragicomedy ‘Don Juan’. The modern update transports the action to contemporary London and follows the final adventures of its debauched protagonist – a cruel seducer who lives only for pleasure. The play is also described as savagely funny and filthy.
“Please don’t be charmed, he’s not a lovable rogue…”
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.
Don Juan in Soho runs for a strictly limited 11 week season from March 17th to June 10th 2017 at the Wyndham’s Theatre. Tickets are available.
You can read the full article – ‘Patrick Marber talks about giving Tom Stoppard his best reviews in a decade for Travesties’