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Overview

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 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 was 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.

Recommended for

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+

Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 5 minutes (including interval)
Opened: 17 Mar 2017
Press night: 28 Mar 2017
Booking from: 09 Jun 2017
Booking until: 10 Jun 2017

Location and map

Wyndham's Theatre
Charing Cross Rd
London, WC2H 0DA

117 Reviews Add review

Wonderfully funny with adult theme and language from the start.The cast were all great and, not knowing the plot before I went, I ... More

Hassellta 155cm, 21 reviews, 2 helpful votes

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.

Hassellta 155cm, 21 reviews, 2 helpful votes

A very average show that tries, in vain, to be shocking. David Tennant, Adrian Scarborough and Gawn Grainger save the show from be... More

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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.

susannahrosemn 5"3, 114 reviews, 3 helpful votes

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 wher... More

dreamalongjoy 5"8, 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote

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.

dreamalongjoy 5"8, 35 reviews, 1 helpful vote

As a long time DT fan I was excited to finally see him in action and he didn't disappoint. Both him and Adrian Scarborough kept me... More

priyamistry 7 reviews, 1 helpful vote

As a long time DT fan I was excited to finally see him in action and he didn't disappoint. Both him and Adrian Scarborough kept me entertained throughout. I did feel a little like something was missing but could not put my finger on it, perhaps it could have been that the supporting cast were not quite up to the same standard, I'm not sure. The monologue was delivered superbly and it had even been updated to refer to the previous day's news of Trump pulling out of the Paris agreement. Overall I really enjoyed it.

priyamistry 7 reviews, 1 helpful vote

Don Juan in Soho was not what I expected at all! A very funny production with excellent casting of both David Tennant and Adrian ... More

joc78 5"4, 197 reviews, 2 helpful votes

Don Juan in Soho was not what I expected at all! A very funny production with excellent casting of both David Tennant and Adrian Scarborough who were bouncing off each other all night. Be warned – this play is not suitable for children so any young Dr Who fans should stay away (the recommended age limit is 16+). Some scenes were a little OTT and silly in places but overall, it was a fun evening’s entertainment. They could have probably done without an interval and shown the play in its entirety so it would run at around 1 hour 40 mins in total (but I guess they need to make money at the bar and on ice creams!).

joc78 5"4, 197 reviews, 2 helpful votes

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... More

juliematthews1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

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.

juliematthews1 1 review, 0 helpful votes

A fantastic adaptation of the original. Some simple staging used to great effect and the main actors are brilliant. David Tennant ... More

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

A fantastic adaptation of the original. Some simple staging used to great effect and the main actors are brilliant. David Tennant is excellent as a sarcastically confident Don Juan and Adrian Scarborough as Stan is superb as the suffering PA and 'buddy' of Don Juan. Excellent supporting cast too makes it a play you'll not forget!

paulfootie 6'3", 76 reviews, 3 helpful votes

Fantastic, funny and very witty script - a fabulous and taut classic from Patrick Marber. David Tennant is electric and he is such... More

ruthc17 5"8, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Fantastic, funny and very witty script - a fabulous and taut classic from Patrick Marber. David Tennant is electric and he is such a great stage actor who stole the show. There is also a great bit of dancing and singing in it too, which was a pleasant surprise!

ruthc17 5"8, 43 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ellehamilton 5'10", 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ellehamilton 5'10", 7 reviews, 0 helpful votes
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