Published on December 9th, 2008 | by Christian Cawley
Tennant Pulls Out of Hamlet
Injury has forced Doctor Who center-forward David Tennant to sit on the sidelines throughout tonight’s Press Performance as the Royal Shakespeare Company play Hamlet, reports the BBC.
Tennant missed Monday night’s performance due to “an ongoing back injury”, thought to be sustained when the Doctor and Donna were caught in a blast on the Oodsphere in the distant future.
A RSC spokeswoman said: “We’re waiting to hear whether he’ll be able to perform tonight on press night.”
The production of Hamlet has just moved from the main venue at Stratford-upon-Avon to London’s Novello Theatre, and co-stars David Tennant in the title role alongside Patrick Stewart.
Monday’s performance saw Edward Bennett who normally plays Laertes in the production step into Tennant’s breeches to play Hamlet in his absence, for which hereceived a “standing ovation”