Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre tickets
Don Quixote at Garrick Theatre tickets

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After receiving acclaim from audiences and critics alike, Angus Jackson’s smash-hit production of Don Quixote transfers to the West End. Originally premiering in 2016 at the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the hilarious comedy plays at London’s Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited season.

Adapted for the stage by poet and journalist James Fenton, the play is based on Miguel de Cervantes’ iconic, sadly whimsical novel The Ingenious Nobleman Don Quixote de la Mancha; a popular story in modern culture. Following the aging titular character, who has spent a lifetime reading books about medieval knights and their quests, Don Quixote believes he is one as well.

Inspired by the wandering knights in the stories, he dons a suit of armour, finds an ill-suited companion and embarks on a life of defending the helpless and defeating the wicked. Unfortunately, it becomes clear that he is beginning to lose his grip on reality, as inns become castles, prostitutes become ladies of the court and windmills are giants that must be fought!

David Threlfall stars as Don Quixote, opposite Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza, both reprising their roles from the original production. Threlfall is best-known for starring in Channel 4’s Shameless, as well as Black Sea, What Remains and Troy: Fall of a City, whilst Hound’s stage credits include the recent Present Laughter at Chichester Festival Theatre, Wind in the Willows and One Man Two Guvnors.

Additional casting includes 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.

Angus Jackson (Coriolanus, Julius Caesar, Goodnight Mister Tom) directs the production, which features design by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting design by Mark Henderson, sound design by Fergus O’Hare, movement by Lucy Cullingford and fight direction by Malcolm Ransom, with original compositions by Grant Olding.

The RSC production was first staged to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death and received across the board. A hilarious, madcap, riotous adventure, his playful production plays a strictly limited season at the Garrick Theatre. Don Quixote runs at the London venue from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019, with a press night on 8 November 2018.

Recommended for

Those that enjoy retellings of classical literature, RSC audiences and people looking for some hugely funny and entertaining theatre over the holidays will enjoy this, whilst David Threlfall and Rufus Hound fans shouldn’t miss out!

Age Recommendations: Recommended 8+

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Dates and times

Running time: 2 hours 45 minutes (including an interval)
Opened: 27 Oct 2018
Press night: 08 Nov 2018
Booking from: 12 Dec 2018
Booking until: 02 Feb 2019

Next available performances

Thursday 13 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Friday 14 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Saturday 15 Dec 20182:00pm7:30pm
Monday 17 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Tuesday 18 Dec 2018--7:30pm
Wednesday 19 Dec 20182:00pm7:30pm
Thursday 20 Dec 2018--7:30pm

Location and map

Garrick Theatre
Charing Cross Road
London, WC2H 0HH

35 Reviews Add review

They had intense audience interaction. Really, I was to be glad I was behind a pillar when the food fight (!) started. One bread r... More

u2fancat 5'6'', 60 reviews, 0 helpful votes

This was a very enjoyable show from start to finish. It felt like an adult pantomime with loads of audience participation. Being ... More

joc78 5"4, 296 reviews, 4 helpful votes

The play was funny although at some points it seemed slow. It is similar to Shakespeare plays (it's actually by the Royal Shakespe... More

Martin02 177cm, 13 reviews, 0 helpful votes

ccix 68 reviews, 1 helpful vote

A very unusual show due to the amount of interaction with the audience, but it's really funny. Excellent horses and puppet babies ... More

ivettcsordas 152 cm, 14 reviews, 1 helpful vote

juliapal 170, 33 reviews, 0 helpful votes

eyadr 1 review, 0 helpful votes

The original story can be a bit heavy but the RSC production gave it a more light hearted version of events, which told the story ... More

georgeposner 2 reviews, 0 helpful votes

Great acting, dance and music. David Threlfall was superb - brought a Lear- like quality to the drama. First half overdid the sil... More

jillg1 1 review, 0 helpful votes