Spain’s most famous Golden Age story to the get the West End treatment

The Royal Shakespeare Company’s (RSC) 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. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday 25 June at 10am.

Cervantes’ most famous work has been adapted for the stage by prolific award-winning poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton and will be directed by Angus Jackson. Stage design will be provided by Robert Innes Hopkins, with music composed by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O’Hare. Malcolm Ranson is fight director, while movement will be directed by Lucy Cullingford.

David Threlfall as Don Quixote (2016) © Helen Maybanks / RSC
David Threlfall as Don Quixote (2016) © Helen Maybanks / RSC

Don Quixote tells the famous story of a self-fashioned travelling knight, and his hapless sidekick Sancho Panza, as they embark on a comic rampant adventure through a world of rogues.

RSC artistic director Gregory Doran said: “We are delighted that Angus Jackson’s joyful production of Don Quixote is going to be shared with West End audiences this autumn, following my production of Imperium playing at the Gielgud Theatre and our regular winter season of Shakespeare plays at the Barbican.

“London audiences will get the chance to see them [the original cast] recreate their chemistry on stage and I encourage everyone to discover this hilarious, profound and lyrical adaptation of a classic tale.” /