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Published on January 25th, 2010 | by Christian Cawley

Take David Tennant’s Seat

David Tennant's name on a chair. What will they think of next...?Fans of theatre and David Tennant have been coming together over the last few months to help to raise money for a seat to be named after the Tenth Doctor actor in the new home of the Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-Upon-Avon.

The transformation of the Royal Shakespeare Theatre is due for completion at the end of 2010 at a cost of £112.8 million.

If successful, Tennant would join other actors who have already had a seat named after them – leading lights of British theatre  such as David Suchet, John Thaw, Ian Richardson and Dame Peggy Ashcroft.

Over £2,170 has been raised so far, so the seat itself is assured – but where will it go?

  • £1,200 (for seats in the Stalls, Circle or Gallery)
  • £2,500 (for seats in the Stalls, Circle or Gallery)
  • £5,000 (for seats in the Stalls or Circle)

Former Doctor Who star Tennant lent his support to the Transforming our Theatres Appeal when visiting the site of the new theatre last year. The RSC’s Development Department Campaign Co-Ordinator is Lauren Thorpe:

“We are so grateful for all of the support we have received from David’s fans and I think its brilliant that they have been able to get together to make an overall donation at this amount in just a few weeks. Their generosity over the holiday period has been fantastic.”

Visit www.david-tennant.com for news on how to donate.

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A long-term Doctor Who fan, Christian grew up watching the show and has early memories of the Graham Williams era. His favourite stories are Inferno, The Seeds of Doom and Human Nature (although The Empty Child, Blink and Utopia all come close). When he’s not bossing around the news team, Christian is a freelance writer specialising in mobile technology and domestic computing, and enjoys classic rock, cooking and spending time in the countryside with his wife and young children. You can find him on Twitter, Facebook and Google+.




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