The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Don Quixote is to transfer to the West End later this year, with actors David Threlfall and Rufus Hound reprising their roles from original production. James Fenton has adapted Miguel de Cervantes’ 17th century novel, which follows the adventures of a Spanish nobleman named Alonso Quixano who decides to bring justice to the world after reading so many chivalric romances. He recruits a young farmer name Sancho Panza as his squire. Directed by Angus Jackson, the music-filled piece has songs by James Fenton and Grant Olding.
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The Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, which originally premiered at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016, will transfer to the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019.
The award-winning poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton has adapted Miguel de Cervantes’ iconic novel which tells the famous, farcical story of a self-fashioned travelling knight accompanied by his faithful squire.
A labyrinthine world of rogues, merchants, shepherds, galley-slaves and windmills combine to confront the pair with a world of rampant, absurd adventures in this brilliantly energised adaptation of the comic epic.
Don Quixote’s journey with his faithful sidekick is one of the world’s most famous stories, and James Fenton’s glorious adaptation brings Cervantes’ novel wonderfully to life.
First staged in Stratford-upon-Avon to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death, David Threlfall will reprise his mesmerising performance in the title role, with Rufus Hound once again playing his long-suffering companion Sancho Panza.
London audiences will get the chance to see them recreate their chemistry on stage and I encourage everyone to discover this hilarious, profound and lyrical adaptation of a classic tale.”