Jodie Whittaker returns to London stage to play The Duchess

Jodie Whittaker returns to London stage to play The Duchess

The Doctor Who star’s performance coincides with David Tennant’s Macbeth and Ncuti Gatwa appearing in The Importance of Being Earnest

Jodie Whittaker is returning to the stage for the first time in over a decade in a version of John Webster’s The Duchess of Malfi, adapted and directed by Zinnie Harris.

It means that three Doctor Who stars will be appearing in London theatres at the same time. Whittaker will take the title role in The Duchess at Trafalgar theatre from 5 October to 20 December. Meanwhile David Tennant will reprise his role in Macbeth, which transfers from the Donmar Warehouse to the Harold Pinter theatre from 1 October. In November, Ncuti Gatwa – who is currently playing the Doctor in the BBC’s long-running sci-fi series – will star in The Importance of Being Earnest at the National Theatre.

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