We bought tickets because we are David Tennant fans. ( Dr Who, Broadchurch, Jessica Jones etc). We really did not pay much attention to the play, beyond guessing it might have something to do with the opera Don Giovanni, or the play Don Juan. It did, but in a very up to the moment version.
The play began with the crashing music from the opera, a ghostly dance number that became a rock number. It was the Don Juan story, but a new and fantastic version.
David Tennant owns the show. He is a charming, seductive sociopath. His brilliant performance allows you to love him and loathe him, to hate him and to feel sorry for him.
Tennant’s performance is strongly supported by Adrian Scarborough as Stan, his chauffeur, secretary and enabler. Stan disapproves of the behaviour, but loves the man.
The play is very funny. It also revealed how much the audience, and one assumes, the author and avtors dislike Donald Trump, as there are several very pointed anti Trump jokes, all of which received applause as well as laughs.
The other cast members were very good, but their roles are so small in comparison to the two leads that it is hard to get a real sense of the actors.
In summary, it was a great evening at the theatre!