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Tennant Takes Turn Reading Autobiographies

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The London transfer of Celebrity Autobiography at the Leicester Square Theatre is certainly off to a roaring start with the announcement that David Tennant will guest star on stage tomorrow and Thursday this week (6 and 7 October 2010).

The shows will be the first time the former Doctor Who star has appeared in the West End since playing Hamlet for the Royal Shakespeare Company at the Novello Theatre in December 2008. Tennant joins a comedic ensemble led by Ugly Betty's Michael Urie reading and act out embarrassing, banal and hilarious revelations from real celebrity autobiographies.

In addition to Urie, the London cast features the show’s US creators and original cast members, Drama Desk winners Eugene Pack and Dayle Reyfel, plus additional ensemble.

In the States the show has featured stars including Brooke Shields, Matthew Broderick and Alan Cumming. In Edinburgh, Urie and fellow American George Wendt (Cheers) were joined by the likes of Caroline Rhea, Jennifer Coolidge, Mike McShane, James Lance, Phill Jupitus and Rufus Hound

Celebrity Autobiography runs every night from 4 to 9 October 2010, after which it will continue at Leicester Square, running every second Monday only until 10 January 2011.


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