Wyndham's Theatre
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London, WC2H 0DA
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Opened: 17 Mar 2017
Booking from: 29 May 2017
Booking until: 10 Jun 2017
Duration: 2 hours 5 minutes (including interval)

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  • susannahrosemn 5"3 female 97 reviews 3 helpful votes
    60% total rating Don Juan in Soho, 3rd May 2017
    A very average show that tries, in vain, to be shocking. David Tennant, Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger save the show from being a disaster (despite being much better actors than the material), plus Anna Fleischle's brilliant design is a redeeming factor. I wish I could comment on other actors, but the females are reduced to stereotypes with only a handful of lines between them. There's Trump jokes aplenty (cheap laughs in my opinion), a very uncomfortable scene regarding Allah and lots of (apparently) hilarious sex jokes. I get really bothered by shows like these and end up feeling completely indifferent toward them, which is the worst way to feel about theatre. There are so many better shows to have in the West End, but, at a push, at least this one if full of great performances.
    Not a huge fan of this seat! It's up in the Grand Circle, the second row before the back, but it is toward the centre. The Grand Circle is very steep, so technically people in front of you shouldn't impede your view. However everyone seems to gradually lean forward, so large parts of the stage become completely obstructed. Funnily enough, it's close enough that you can still see details and facial expressions, but due to fellow audience members, you do spend most of your time bobbing and weaving to try and see the stage. Seats are fairly narrow and legroom is pretty average - not too uncomfortable to sit in for a couple of hours. I think I would prefer to choose seats in the Royal Circle, and would only sit here again if priced at £30 or less.
    C7 Grand Circle - Wyndham's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle C7
  • Hassellta 155cm female 20 reviews 2 helpful votes
    100% total rating Don Juan in Soho, 17th March 2017
    Wonderfully funny with adult theme and language from the start.The cast were all great and, not knowing the plot before I went, I found the whole show really engaging and easy to follow. David Tennant was Don Juan and he was fantastic. His performance was varied, clear and surprising (without giving any good bits away!!!). He had great chemistry with Adrian Scarborough who was Stan and he rocked the part! He was amazingly versatile and very funny. Their acting was top class and I would love to go again! The show has a mix of dance, a few songs and great stage presence from them all. A deserved ovation was given. Highly recommend if you like an unusual and funny storyline! The theatre was very pretty inside, with elegant boxes and blue decor and the theatre staff were very helpful and polite.
    View From this seat was fine. Had to lean slightly forward to see very front of stage but this show had main action within easy view. Legroom was adequate for me and my friend who is tall and has long legs but leg room area is not deep. Seat comfortable enough in size and shape. There is narrow passage along the front of the seating so you must stand to allow patrons access to their seats rather than turning your legs to the side and this may be a concern for someone uncomfortable at height.
    C24 Grand Circle - Wyndham's Theatre - Seat Review & View Photo
    View from Grand Circle C24
  • juliematthews1 1 review 0 helpful votes
    80% total rating Don Juan in Soho, 24th March 2017
    Worth seeing for the show itself, as well as the reason everybody does go - David Tennant. Left feeling like I'd truly seen one of the great actors of our time, with the added bonus that I've never seen anyone look so good in a suit :-) I don't understand the reviewer who complained about being uncomfortable with the Muslim 'baiting' scene - the point is it's meant to make you uncomfortable (for the right reasons) and was in no way disrespectful, quite the opposite. I don't really go for seaside or bawdy humour as a rule, but I did laugh a lot at this production, played with enormous enthusiasm and gusto. Tennant and Scarborough were wonderful, and Tennant's physicality was extraordinary; I amazed to find he was almost 46 at the time of seeing the show.
    Sat in Stalls G20
    Great view of the stage, plenty close enough to see all facial expressions and seem 'intimate'. A little more legroom in our seats (me in G20 & himself in G21) than other seats in the row, we thought. Seats were comfy and a good size. However the very small amount of circulation space in the auditorium made it very difficult to get in/out of the row, and the bar crush at the interval was horrendous - went back to our seats for some personal space. Only two tiny, tiny toilet cubicles in the lower auditorium for the ladies meant I queued 3 times: before during and after the show (twice ran out of time and didn't want to miss the play, so went back to my seat with bladder unemptied). Only once did I manage to actually 'go' (after the production) and then was 'harried' from the theatre by the staff wanting to close up because it took so long to get to the front of the queue!
  • dreamalongjoy 5"8 female 26 reviews 1 helpful vote
    60% total rating Don Juan in Soho, 24th March 2017
    I have no idea what to make of this show. For me, most of my enjoyment was completely overshadowed by the three minutes or so where Don Juan taunts a Muslim man he finds sleeping rough under a statue. I watched the show days after the news was ablaze with stories of the 'Islamist terrorist' who had attacked Parliament, and found this segment absolutely excruciating. I've rarely been affected by a piece of theatre more - I was close to tears. It felt totally out of place in the show, and I can't believe some lines were deemed acceptable. It added nothing to the show, the character seemed unnecessary, and it was painful to watch. I had really enjoyed the light-heartedness and fun tone of the show otherwise, but I can't shake that moment from my brain. David Tennant gives a great performance, but the production seemed uncertain of its identity. There's dark moments, a musical number(?), political humour, and some really strange staging decisions. Three stars, solely for Tennant and the strength of the Trump jokes.
    Sat in Stalls A8
    I won this as a lottery seat and the view was as excellent as ever - you couldn't be closer to the action, the intimacy gives you a close connection to the performance, and it's pretty cool to make eye contact with David Tennant mid-show. As you're in the front row, leg room is excellent, and the seats at Wyndham's all seem to be particularly comfortable. No complaints.
The Wyndham’s Theatre Stalls generally give good views throughout, but the rear rows are slightly restricted by the overhang of the Circle above. The Royal Circle similarly can give provide some of the best seats in Wyndham’s Theatre, especially in the centre of Rows C to E, with the rear also having a slight overhang.

The Grand Circle can feel quite distant from the stage and have smaller amounts of legroom, however the seats can still be very good value for money if you are able to get discounted tickets. The Balcony is generally the cheapest section of the theatre, however with a safety rail and being very high up, these are generally not recommended unless you can get them for a very good price.
Wyndham's Theatre, London interactive seating plan & seat reviews
David Tennant has returned to the West End stage to play the lead role in Patrick Marber’s Don Juan in Soho, a retelling of the Molière classic. The play is opened at Wyndham’s Theatre in London’s West End in spring 2017, with performances having began on 17th March.

Don Juan in Soho is written and directed Patrick Marber, a British dramatist who has become a firm favourite of both stage and screen. Marber started his career in writing and performing TV and radio comedy before moving to writing plays and screenplays.

Marber’s first play, Dealer’s Choice premiered at the National Theatre in 1995 where it was received warmly be critics and won both the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy and the Writers' Guild Award for Best West End Play.

It was with the premiere of Marber’s second original play Closer in 1997 at the National Theatre that he firmly cemented his name in the history of London theatre. The play won both the 1997 Evening Standard Best Comedy Award and the 1998 Laurence Olivier Award for Best New Play, as well as the 1999 New York Drama Critics’ Circle Award for Best Foreign play following its Broadway transfer. In 2004, Marber also adapted his play for a hugely successful film of the same name, starring Julia Roberts, Jude Law, Natalie Portman, and Clive Owen.

Don Juan in Soho was first premiered in 2006 in a version starring Rhy Ifans and directed by Michael Grandage, becoming much loved by fans and critics alike for its brilliant hilarity.

The play follows the lordly DJ, the priapic lothario who spends his days charming his way through modern Soho, while his sidekick Stan keeps track of all his sexual conquests, despite the entreaties of his wife and doddery father.

Don Juan in Soho marks the first return of David Tennant to the London stage since his triumphant performance in the lead role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Richard II. David Tennant is one of the most celebrated actors of the century, having hugely popular roles in TV, film and theatre. After a huge range of work with the Dundee Repertory Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company throughout the 1990s, Tennant became a worldwide household name starring as the Doctor in the BBC’s revamped version of Doctor Who.

Tennant has received countless awards throughout his career, including an Olivier Award for Best Actor for Lobby Hero, and Evening Standard Theatre Award for his role in Hamlet. Most recently he has seen great success on stage in Richard II, Much Ado About Nothing and Love’s Labour’s Lost. This will be the first time Tennant has appeared in a non-Shakespeare play since his role as Jimmy Porter in Look Back in Anger over ten years ago.

He is joined by Gawn Grainger (The Entertainer & Gavin & Stacey) as Louis and Adrian Scarborough (King Lear) as Stan.

Having been created by one of the country’s leading dramatists, and having one of the biggest names of the stage in the lead role, Don Juan in Soho is one of the most exciting plays of spring 2017. Don Juan in Soho opened at the Wyndham’s Theatre in London on 17th March 2017.
Anyone who is a fan of David Tennant should make sure to take the opportunity to see the great actor back on the London stage. With this marking his first non-Shakespearean performance in the West End since 2006, it is a fantastic chance to see Tennant’s broad range in Marber’s acclaimed comedy.

Age Recommendations: Suitable for ages 16+