Don Quixote


After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, one eccentric old man heads off on a rumbustious quest to become a wandering knight accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited servant.
Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre from the TRSC

Image: RSC


Overview


Genre: Play with music
Venue: Garrick Theatre
Started: Saturday 27 October 2018
Closes: Saturday 2 February 2019
Running time:2 hrs 45 mins (approx inc interval)
Age suitability: 8+

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Background


Following its sell-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes' death, the Royal Shakespeare Company's 'joyous' (Guardian) production of this legendary comic novel is told by a company of 20 actors accompanied by a band of live musicians.


Adapted for the stage by James Fenton (The Orphan of Zhao, 2012) and directed by Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer, 2014 / ROME MMXVII, 2017) this 'boisterous romp' (The Times) arrives at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited 14-week season from 27 October.


Synopsis


After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, one eccentric old man heads off on a rumbustious quest to become a wandering knight accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited servant, 'riotously performed by David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza' (The Times).


Taking up a lance and sword, Don Quixote sets out on a hilarious journey across medieval Spain, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked.


Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, with each calamitous adventure the two hapless heroes experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote's books seems further away than ever.


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Dates


Previews from:Saturday 27 October 2018

Press night:Thursday 8 November 2018

Closes:Saturday 2 February 2019

Performance days & times


Evening:

Monday ‑ 7‑30pm

Tuesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Wednesday ‑ 7‑30pm

Thursday ‑ 7‑30pm

Friday ‑ 7‑30pm

Saturday ‑ 7‑30pm


Intervals:1

Matinee:

Wednesday - 2-00pm

Saturday - 2-00pm


Intervals:1

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Cast


Don Quixote - David Threlfall

Sancho Panza - Rufus Hound

Travelling Barber - Will Bliss

Sowgelder - Raphael Bushay

Acrobat/ Emerencia - Farrell Cox

Innkeeper/ Lion Keeper - John Cummins

Duke - Richard Dempsey

Duchess - Ruth Everett

Biscayan - Ganriel Fleary

Boy - Richard Leeming

Priest/ Devil - Nicholas Lumley

Tersea Panza - Natash Magigi

Rosinante - Tom McCall

Samson Carrasco - Joshua McCord

Altisdora - Bathsheba Piepe

Niece - Rosa Robson

Barber - Timothy Speyer

Marcela - Eleanor Wyld


Creatives


Author: Adapted by James Fenton from the novel by Miguel De Cervantes
Composer: Grant Olding
Director: Angus Jackson
Designer: Robert Innes Hopkins
Musical direction: Tarek Merchant
Lighting: Mark Henderson
Sound: Fergus O'Hare
Fight director: Malcolm Ransom
Movement: Lucy Cullingford
Production: Royal Shakespeare Company

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