Following an acclaimed opening at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, Angus Jackson’s riotous 2016 production of Don Quixote transfers to the West End.
Playing a strictly limited season at the Garrick Theatre, the production sees the return of David Threlfall and Rufus Hound as the iconic duo, Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Adapted for the stage by journalist, literary critic and poet James Fenton, the production is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ original novel of the same name, which follows the adventurous title character as he embarks on his own quest of chivalry after reading countless books. Armed with a lance and a sword, he decides to become a wandering knight, rescuing the helpless and defeating the evil.
Unfortunately, Don Quixote is tremendously unprepared, and quickly loses his grip on reality. Accompanied by his loyal, but equally unprepared, companion Sancho Panza, the two set out on a hilarious, haphazard adventure in this farcical adaptation of a famous novel.
Produced by the Royal Shakespeare Company, the production is once again directed by Angus Jackson, whose credits span numerous productions with the RSC. A hugely funny, lyrical and energetic take on a classic novel, Don Quixote plays at London’s Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season, running until 2 February 2019.