Published on October 9th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Tennant a Critical Success
David Tennant’s second Shakespearean turn for his contract with the Royal Shakespeare Company has proved to be a critical success, with plaudits rained on Love’s Labours Lost.
The production runs in tandem with Tennant’s sold-out staging of Hamlet, with both productions playing in repertoire at the RSC’s Courtyard Theatre until 15 November. It tells the tale of four lords who take a vow of sexual abstinence and live to regret it.
Razia Iqbal is the BBC arts correspondent, who notes that David Tennant began rehearsals for Love’s Labour’s Lost soon after Hamlet opened in August.
"The RSC may have another hit on their hands, which is surprising given the play is Shakespeare’s most forgettable early comedy," she said.
Reviews include The Guardian:
Tennant displays real shock at the idea one can "move wild laughter in the throat of death". It is a performance that confirms Tennant’s Shakespearean status
Daily Express critic Neil Norman meanwhile described the Scottish actor as being
"…at home on the stage in a great RSC company as he is at the controls of the Tardis".
Expect more glowing reviews…