David Tennant returns to the West End, starring in Don Juan of Soho

David Tennant returns to the West End, starring in Don Juan of Soho

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Spring 2017 will see Patrick Marber’s contemporary take of Molière’s classic comedy Don Juan come to the Wyndham’s Theatre, starring David Tennant as the infamous lothario

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

Titled Don Juan is Soho, director Patrick Marber repositions Molière’s comedy about the legend of Don Juan to modern-day Soho. The infamously amoral hedonist Don Juan finds himself amongst the brazen self-indulgence of life in Soho in the 21st century.

Marber originally wrote this modern retake of Molière’s classic in 2006 for a production at the Donmar Warehouse. The original production starred Rhys Ifans.

The modern version of Molière’s classic play received strong reviews at the Donmar Warehouse, described by Charles Spencer of the Daily Telegraph as:

“Savagely funny, disturbingly dark and disgracefully sexy.”

Playing the hedonistic lothario in the comedy, Don Juan in Soho marks David Tennant’s first return to the West End since 2011, when he starred alongside Catherine Tate as Benedick in Much Ado About Nothing at the Wyndham’s Theatre.

Don Juan was written and published by Molière in 1665 and is, of course, based on the legend of Don Juan.

Patrick Marber’s new production of Don Juan is produced by Matthew Byam Shaw, Nia Janis and Nick Salmon for Playful Productions in collaboration with Sonia Friedman Productions.

The production will run at the Wyndham’s Theatre from 17 March until 10 June, 2017, for a limited eleven-week season.

You can buy tickets to see Don Juan in Soho at the Wyndham’s Theatre in the spring of 2017 from Shows In London.