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Performed at the garrick Theatre between 27 Oct, 2018 and 02 Feb, 2019

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, 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 and directed by Angus Jackson this ‘magical’ (Telegraph) production has opened to critical acclaim at the Garrick Theatre playing until 2 February.



Miguel De CervantesNovel
James FentonAdapted by
Angus JacksonDirector
Robert Innes HopkinsDesigner
Grant OldingComposer
Mark HendersonLighting Designer
Fergus O'HareSound Designer
Cal McCrystalComedy Director
Lucy CullingfordMovement Director
Toby OliéPuppetry Designer and Director
Malcolm RansonFight Director
Audrey SheffieldAssociate Director
Tarek MerchantMusical Director