The Scottish actor will take the lead role in Patrick Marber's adaptation of Moliere's 17th Century tragi-comedy, set in modern London.

Marber will also direct the play at the Wyndham's Theatre from 17 March (17) to 10 June (17).

It will mark a return to Wyndham's for Tennant, who played Benedick in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing there back in 2011.