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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.
Photography of the original Swan Theatre Company by Helen Maybanks © RSC and Manuel Harlan.
What to expect:Acting
Recommended for:Anyone (73%)
Reviewed on 27 January 2019 by Alan, Forres, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 21 January 2019 by Geoffrey, Ascot, United Kingdom
Fantastic show. The theatre is beautiful.
Reviewed on 14 January 2019 by Sally, Dorking, United Kingdom
Wonderful, light-hearted playful interpretation of Cervantes' novel exemplifying the myriad of talents of the RSC . A' feel - good ' experience. Loved it !
Reviewed on 10 January 2019 by Antony, Little Common, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 05 January 2019 by Owen, Royston, United Kingdom
We thought the show was great. The sets were minimal but worked well. The acting was very good. We were very impressed when things went wrong that one of the actors ad lobbed through the disruption. Altogether a great experience
Reviewed on 29 December 2018 by Margaret, New Barnet, United Kingdom
What a show! Funny and entertaining
Reviewed on 21 December 2018 by Courtney, Twickenham, United Kingdom
Entertaining but maybe a little long winded
Reviewed on 20 December 2018 by Susan, Workington, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Zihan, London, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 07 December 2018 by Zihan, Wembley, United Kingdom
Funny in various places. Lacking in an interesting story. The main character was very energetic and well played.
Reviewed on 05 December 2018 by Laila, Pinner, United Kingdom
Reviewed on 03 December 2018 by Maria Pia, Boulogne, Argentina
Reviewed on 25 November 2018 by Thorbjoern, Bergen, Norway
Reviewed on 18 November 2018 by Bernardo, Brookline, United States Of America
Reviewed on 08 November 2018 by Monja, London, United Kingdom