The Don (Juan/Mar) effect
For those of you too inebriated with all of the 'Holiday Season joy'- excessive drink, debt and dysfunction - to bother with a night of inspired, cultural escapism, I will provide you with sufficient chat to make you the cultured belle of the Crimbo ball. Because who can't win friends and influence people when flush with direct lines from the hottest play in town after Love & Money (which closes this week, and should you miss it would be a sin greater than voting Tory)?
Rhys Ifans (the Welsh guy from Notting Hill) plays Don Juan and looks a cross between Mick Jagger and Russell Brand. Rhys is a tour de force (correct usage?) as the hedonistic rake, with the best part of the play being the savagely funny one-liners that you hope you never will forget. So in an attempt to immortalise them I have listed a few of the best here. Because if you can't walk the walk you can at least talk the talk. Of course, a true Don Juan would do both.
Quotes from Don Juan in Soho:
DJ: "The world has two types of people: the fuckable and the unfuckable."
DJ: "Down with selfishness up with me"
DJ: "I am the Kofi Annan of copulation!"
DJ's sidekick: "Ever seen a dictator with blood on his hands? Never. First the manicure, than the massacre."
DJ: "The most frightening word in the dictionary is 'wife'."
DJ: "Nude as a spoon" - (referring to one of his conquests)
DJ: "We live in an age of apology, don't confuse it with authenticity"
Don Juan in Soho, Donmar Warehouse
41 Earlham Street, Covent Garden
Until 10 Feb
020 7854 7000 (returns available)