Don Juan in Soho
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Directed by Michael Grandage, it premiered at the Donmar Warehouse theatre in London on 6 December 2006, running until 10 February 2007, starring Rhys Ifans as the lordly DJ, a priapic lothario cutting a swathe through modern Soho.
Stephen Wight played his sidekick Stan, his "hilarious little Munchkin, keeper of the Blackberry" on which DJ stores a record of his 5,000 conquests; a performance which was to help Wight to win the Evening Standard Theatre Award 2007 for Outstanding Newcomer.
Adam Cork provided techno-Mozartian musical interludes and there was critical praise for Christopher Oram's settings. "Keep an eye on that famous statue. Like so much in this production, it will astound you.": Charles Spencer in The Daily Telegraph, 7 December 2006.
"Dont ask me how Ifans' DJ manages urbanely to pick up a posh girl while having fellatio with an un-posh one in a hospital corridor. Let's just say he does — and it's hilarious.": Benedict Nightingale in The Times, 7 December 2006. "A marvellous end-of-year bonus.": Bill Hagerty in The Sun, 29 December 2006.
A new production of Don Juan in Soho was presented by Guildhall School of Music and Drama in October 2009. Patrick Marber took part in a workshop with the actors during rehearsals and in an audience discussion with the director prior to a performance.
Theatre Record 2006