Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Garrick Theatre · 27 OCT - 02 FEB

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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

Overview

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.

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

Critic reviews

Entertaining, at times almost pantomimic, take on Cervantes' novel that achieves moments of genuine poignancy

The Stage

Fine, quality fun, big-hearted and innately theatrical

WhatsOnStage

Complete with straggly hair, twirled moustaches and a pointed beard, Threlfall looks born for the part

Arts Desk

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound are the stars of this playful, poignant RSC production

Financial Times

Grant Olding’s songs are witty, but don’t do enough to accentuate the action, and despite poignant moments the second half runs out of steam

Evening Standard

This magical steed finally earns its spurs

The Telegraph

Complete with straggly hair, twirled moustaches and a pointed beard, Threlfall looks born for the part

Arts Desk

Date & time

Until 02 Feb
Sat 27 Oct - Sat 2 Feb, 2pm & 7.30pm

Venue

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road WC2H 0HH London, UK · Get Directions
£12 - £117
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