Following its sold-out premier at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-Upon-Avon in 2016, Don Quixote is transferring to the West End!
The Royal Shakespeare Company’s production will feature David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza for a 14-week run at the Garrick Theatre.
Based on the epic book by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote tells the story of one eccentric old man – who after a lifetime of reading tales on chivalry – heads out on the open road with his exhausted horse, his ill-suited servant and a deep-rooted dream on becoming a knight.
David Threlfall is probably best known for playing Frank Gallagher on Channel 4’s Shameless but his acting credits span over three decades both on stage and screen including eight-hour stage version of The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby, the John Lennon bio-pic Nowhere Boy and the Oscar-winning film Master and Commander.
Rufus Hound, a firm favourite on British comedy shows, made his West
End debut in 2013 when he took over the role of Francis Henshall in the National Theatre’s production of One Man, Two Guvnors. Since then he has become a regular playing Toad in the London Palladium’s Wind in the Willows and Freddie in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels.
Directed by Angus Jackson, Don Quixote will feature music composed by Grant Olding, set designs by Robert Innes Hopkins, fight choreography by Malcolm Randson and movement by Lucy Cullingford.
Tickets are available here.
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