Theatre-goers are told to put stickers over their phone cameras for David Tennant play where actor wears Nazi uniform after photos taken during production were shared on social media
- David Tennant takes the lead role in Cecil Philip Taylor’s play Good in West End
- Tennant plays a ‘good’ German man who gradually becomes seduced by Nazism
- Audience members describe being given circular stickers to place over phones
- The play reaches its zenith when Tennant’s character dons full SS uniform
Theatre goers are being asked to cover their phones with stickers as former Doctor Who star David Tennant takes to the West End stage wearing a Nazi uniform.
Tennant, 51, takes the lead role in a production of Cecil Philip Taylor’s play Good.
The drama tells the story of a ‘good’ man who becomes enraptured with Nazism, The Times reports.
Producers for the drama say pictures from rehearsals have led them to take action, in a bid to ‘protect the impact of the narrative for future audiences’.
Attendees at the Harold Pinter Theatre reported being handed circular peel-off stickers requesting they be placed over mobile phones.
Theatre goers are being asked to cover their phones with stickers as former Doctor Who star David Tennant takes to the West End stage wearing a Nazi uniform (Pictured: David Tennant with Good co-star Sharon Small)
The drama tells the story of a ‘good’ man who becomes enraptured with Nazism
The stickers were described by one audience member as ‘just a bit silly’ while another commented that photographs were allowed at curtain call, when Tennant appeared wearing normal clothes.
Good, first performed by the Royal Shakespeare Company in 1981, reaches its zenith when Tennant’s character fulfils his transformation as a Nazi follower wearing full SS uniform.
Publicity images do not show Tennant in Nazi regalia, while producers have not yet confirmed whether a ‘photograph ban’ is in place.
Tennant became a household name in 2006 starring in the BBC’s revamped Doctor Who series penned by Russell T. Davies, He has since become one of the UK’s most distinguished actors, playing Hamlet in the West End as well as critical acclaim in ITV’s Broadchurch.
Production company Fictionhouse was set up be the play’s director Dominic Cooke and his business partner Kate Horton.
Good is currently playing at the West End’s Harold Pinter Theatre (pictured)
Fictionhouse stated: “[We are] politely requesting that audiences put a sticker over their phone camera for performances of Good.
‘This is to discourage people taking photos or videos during the performance and sharing them on social media in order to protect the impact of the narrative for future audiences whose experience would be affected if a number of key moments from the play are revealed.’
Last month, Tennant’s wife Georgia took to Instagram to share a sweet tribute to the actor after he reprised his role as the titular Time Lord following Jodie Whittaker‘s exit.
The actress, who is also the daughter of the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, shared a cute black-and-white snap with David in matching hats, after his return aired during Doctor Who’s special episode to mark the BBC’s 100th Anniversary on Sunday.
Cute: David Tennant’s wife Georgia has shared a sweet tribute to the actor after he reprised his role as the titular Time Lord following Jodie Whittaker’s exit
Georgia, who began dating David after they co-starred on Doctor Who together in 2008 before marrying three years later, captioned her post: ‘Daughter of 5. Girlfriend of 10. Wife of 14. #powerofthedoctor.’
The couple, are parents to daughters, Olive, 10, Doris, six, and Birdie, two, and a son, Wilfred, eight, while David also adopted Georgia’s son Ty, 19.
Following David’s return to the Who series, showrunner Russell T Davies confirmed that he is the 14th Doctor, and will appear in a trio of episodes to mark the programme’s 60th Anniversary in 2023.
He’s back! The actor is reprising his role as the beloved Time Lord for the show’s upcoming 60th Anniversary, and his return hit screens on Sunday
Cute: Georgia, who is the daughter of the Fifth Doctor Peter Davison, shared the sweet snap with David in matching hats
His return aired during the closing moments of the Centenary Special, sending fans into a tailspin as the Doctor regenerated into a previous incarnation.
The Power of the Doctor was jam-packed with excitement as famous faces returned, Jodie bowed out after five years as the Time Lord, David made his return, and fans were given a first-look at Ncuti in the role.
The much-anticipated episode, titled The Power of the Doctor, pulled in 3.6million average viewers with a peak of 4million, according to new overnight ratings.
He’s back! David’s return to Doctor Who aired during a one-off special to mark the BBC’s 100th Anniversary on Sunday
The episode came to a very dramatic conclusion as Jodie’s Doctor shockingly regenerated into a very familiar face – David’s 10th Doctor.
Despite not being ready to regenerate, she said while watching the sunset: ‘The blossomiest blossom. That’s the only sad thing. I want to know what happens next.’
‘Right then, Doctor Whoever-I-am-about-to-be. Tag, you’re it,’ before Tennant made his shock appearance.
The newly regenerated Doctor ran his fingers over his teeth and said ‘I know these’ clearly perplexed as he returned to his former body.
She’s going! The episode was Jodie Whittaker’s last appearance as The Doctor, after taking over the role in 2017
David is returning for three special episodes, set to air in November 2023, after bowing out from the role in 2010.
The feature length 60th celebration of the sci-fi series will also star Catherine Tate as the beloved companion Donna Noble, before Sex Education star Ncuti Gatwa takes control of the Tardis.
Jodie’s finale episode on Sunday night ended with a short trailer for the new series, which will hit screens in 2022.
Following the episode, returning show-runner Russell T Davies said: ‘If you thought the appearance of David Tennant was a shock, we’ve got plenty more surprises on the way!’