Keep your eyes peeled because the fabled Don Quixote will be riding into town on his noble stead on 27 October. With him will be David Threlfall and Rufus Hound who will reprise their roles as the title character, Don Quixote, and Sancho Panza respectively. And today, additional casting has been announced.
Starring alongside the TV funnymen will be Will Bliss, Raphael Bushay, Farrell Cox, John Cummins, Richard Dempsey, Ruth Everett, Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming, Nicholas Lumley, Natasha Magigi, Tom McCall, Joshua McCord, Bathsheba Piepe, Rosa Robson, Timothy Speyer and Eleanor Wyld.
The joyous and music-filled production by Angus Jackson originally premiered at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016 which marked the 400th anniversary of the original writer Miguel de Cervantes’ death.
It tells the story of an eccentric old man who, after a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, heads off on a rumbustious quest to become a wandering knight accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited servant, Sancho Panza.
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.
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s sold-out production will canter into the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run.