The David Tennant Treat 4 Today is a short extract from the new Nick Hern Book which has been produced in conjunction with David Tennant's production of Much Ado About Nothing.
As well as the play, it has a five page interview with David Tennant and Catherine Tate, plus interviews with director Josie Rouke, set designer Robert Jones and composer Michel Bruce.
There is also a one week Rehearsal Diary by Robert Hastie and the David Tennant Treat 4 Today comes from that. (Be warned that it includes a SPOILER regarding the staging of the play.)
"Wednesday 6th April
We start the day testing some hardware. The production team has been here since seven o'clock constructing the giant revolving floor that will form part of the centre of the set. Jordan, the Assistant Stage Manager, plays with the controls; it will be his job to operate them during performance. In order to test how fast the revolve can go with the whole cast on it, everyone in the room climbs abroad, and as not all of the company have arrived yet, the staff of the Bush Theatre are recruited from their office upstairs to make up the body count. We all stand around the edge of the revolving disc as Jordan turns up the dial. Maximum speed is hardly a ride on the waltzers, but the novelty of it still has us grinning like children."
The book is available directly from the Nick Hern Books website here or Amazon have it available at a 10% discount. (Please note DavidTennantOnTwitter.com does not make anything from the sale of these books.)
The book will also be available at the theatre.