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Video: David Tennant Talks Don Juan In Soho

8 February 2017 by Emily Moulder
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Don Juan In Soho is a dark, and pretty sexy, new production coming to the Wyndham’s Theatre, starring David Tennant and written and directed by Patrick Marber. David plays Don Juan, or DJ, as he runs around Soho on a debauched night on the town.

The play is an adaptation of the original story by Molière and updates the action to take place in modern day London. Check out the video below to hear David and Patrick discuss the show behind the scenes at a photoshoot.

It’s pretty clear that viewers of Doctor Who won’t recognise their favourite time-traveller! David’s take on the raunchy role of Don Juan is a bit of a departure from his iconic portrayal of the Doctor, but his fans will be more accustomed to his darker, edgier characters.

You may have seen David in the hit Netflix show Jessica Jones playing the villain Kilgrave, he starred as the troubled Prince Hamlet with the Royal Shakespeare Company and as the Death Eater Barty Crouch Jr. in Harry Potter. So yeah, David’s no stranger to weird and wild stuff.

Acclaimed director Patrick Marber is one of the busiest men on the West End right now; not only is he directing David in Don Juan but he’s also directing revival of Tom Stoppard’s comedy Travesties, starring Tom Hollander. With his experience as a writer (Closer, Notes On A Scandal) and a director (Three Days In The Country), Marber is more than up to the task.

We can’t wait to join DJ as he guides around Soho on a crazy night out in Don Juan In Soho. Also, don’t think we missed David Tennant making crazy faces to camera in the photoshoot:


But we got to see all sides of him in the photoshoot, including him looking all brooding and handsome.


Of course we know there’s a warm and goofy guy beneath all of that.


You can catch Don Juan In Soho when it opens next month on 17 March.

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Cover picture credit: Much Ado About Nothing