Cervantes’ Don Quixote, widely considered one of the greatest works of literature ever written, comes to the Garrick Theatre from 27th October.
After a sell-out 2016 run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death, this brilliantly staged “boisterous romp” (The Times) is brought to you by the Royal Shakespeare Company for a strictly limited 14-week season.
Told by a company of 20 actors accompanied by a band of live musicians, Don Quixote follows the disastrous misadventures of Alonso Quixano a.k.a Don Quixote (David Threlfall), an eccentric old man who is obsessed with books on chivalry, and his faithful sidekick Sancho Panza (Rufus Hound).
Funny and charming, this legendary novel on the human condition, caught between tragedy and comedy, is set to light up the West End this autumn.
Don Quixote is played by David Threlfall, best-known for portraying Frank Gallagher in TV’s ‘Shameless’. His theatre credits include Blue/Orange, Skellig and Tartuffe.
The role of Sancho Panza is played by actor, comedian and television presenter Rufus Hound. His theatre credits include The Wind in the Willows, One Man, Two Guvnors and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Photography of the original Swan Theatre Company by Helen Maybanks © RSC.
Entranced by medieval tales of chivalry, the extraordinary Don Quixote decides to become a knight errant and pursue bold adventures accompanied by his ill-suited servant, Sancho Panza. They travel the world together, Quixote’s wild imagination leading them into bizarre scrapes and down peculiar paths. Armed with a lance and sword, our wandering knight meets all kinds of people on his rumbustious quest - prostitutes, goat-herders, priests, soldiers, escaped convicts and scorned lovers are just the beginning.
Often considered to be the first modern novel, Don Quixote is one of the funniest classics around. Accompanied by heady music, join Don Quixote and Sancho Panza as they gradually lose their grip on reality in their hapless attempt to defend the helpless and vanquish the wicked.
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