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    Man of La Mancha is treated to its first revival in more than 50 years in a new production at the London Coliseum. The Tony-Award-scooping musical is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’ Don Quixote and is set at the time of the Spanish Inquisition, featuring the classic song "Dream the Impossible Dream". Multi-award winning actor Kelsey Grammer stars alongside opera star Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Cassidy Janson and Peter Polycarpou in this semi-staged concert production. Directed by Lonny Price, the show is presented by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade in collaboration with English National Opera.

    This is the tale of Miguel de Cervantes, a failing playwright, poet and tax collector who dares to tax a monastery and is duly thrown in jail by the Spanish Inquisition for his troubles. As he awaits his trial, the poor fellow is dragged before a makeshift court of his fellow prisoners, a grim collection of cutthroats and thieves who plan to confiscate the few possessions he has with him. One of these happens to be his incomplete novel; ‘Don Quixote’ is its title. In order to save his treasured manuscript, Cervantes proposes to defend himself through entertainment, and so ensues the story of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, setting out to right wrongs and banish evil.

    Man of La Mancha was written by the American playwright Dale Wasserman. The music was composed by American musical theatre composer and producer Mitch Leigh and the lyrics were written by American musical theatre lyricist Joe Darion.

    Kelsey Grammer is probably best known for his role as Dr Frasier Crane in the NBC sitcoms Cheers and spin-off Frasier. He counts several Primetime Emmy Awards and Globe Awards as well as a Tony Award to his name. His theatre credits include Big Fish, Finding Neverland and My Fair Lady.

    Nicholas Lyndhurst plays the Innkeeper and the Captain. The BAFTA-winning actor is famous for his starring role in the TV series Only Fools and Horses.

    Soprano Danielle de Niese performs alongside Grammer as Aldonza and Dulcinea, marking her West End debut. She has starred in a range of operas including The Merry Widow, Don Pasquale and Bel Canto.

    She shares the role with West End star Cassidy Janson. No stranger to the London stage, her last appearance was in the musical Chess in 2018, also at the Coliseum.

    Peter Polycarpou performs the role of Don Quixote’s squire, Sancho Panza. Polycarpou's past stage appearances include Les Miserables and Oliver!

    Director Lonny Price's recent credits span Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill and Sunset Boulevard.

    Chivalry, knighthood, adventure and love: it’s all here. This play within a play is one of the most enduring pieces of musical theatre out there. Find out why that is when Man of La Mancha arrives at London Coliseum from 26 April 2019 for a strictly limited six-week run.

    Performance dates: 08 Jun 2019 - 08 Jun 2019

    Running time: 2 hours 30 mins (including interval)

    Age recommendation: Recommended 13+

    Special notice: Lovers of Don Quixote, the novel, will be delighted to witness this twist on the tale. Fans of opera singer Danielle de Niese or of actor Kelsey Grammer will be impressed by this inspired powerhouse pairing.

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    Latest audience reviews

    While I am familiar with many of the songs and had heard of the show, I was unfamiliar with the plot... More

    stephensmith3 02 May 2019

    While I am familiar with many of the songs and had heard of the show, I was unfamiliar with the plot of both Man of La Mancha and the novel Don Quixote. At first the plot based around a man performing a play in prison to save his manuscript seemed a little odd but did hit its stride in the second act. The orchestra was fantastic and really did justice to the beautiful score and the performances were top notch. It’s a show that is rarely performed in London, so if you’re looking for something that’s both unusual but traditional then I would definitely recommend. Although some attempts have been made to partly update the show, it retains its classical setting and is very much a musical of its time - fans of more contemporary work may find the pace slow. Sadly for this performance the venue was not full, with many prime seats available - and the upper circle also closed. The cost of full-price tickets are high and as this is not such a well known show, it has clearly had an impact. Lowering prices may introduce a generation to this piece.

    stephensmith3 02 May 2019

    I'd read some middling reviews of this and I've discovered that I'm not really that keen on stage musicals,... More

    markh25 15 May 2019

    I'd read some middling reviews of this and I've discovered that I'm not really that keen on stage musicals, so I wasn't 100% enthusiastic about going. But I thought it was terrific. The songs didn't go on and on and on (looking at you, Follies!) and the story was engaging and ultimately very moving. (The tough bloke in the seat next to me was sniffing loudly at the emotional end. Even I had a tear in my eye.) Kelsey Grammer was engaging and charismatic, Nicholas Lyndhurst menacing and funny at appropriate times. Yes, there's an - awkward - scene they could have done differently, but the performances pulled it round. I really wish now I'd gone for one of the more expensive (and no doubt much more comfortable) seats down a level or two.

    markh25 15 May 2019

    Having read poor reviews from the critics I was wondering what the show would be like. I needn't have... More

    chocoholics2005 09 May 2019

    Having read poor reviews from the critics I was wondering what the show would be like. I needn't have worried. I appreciated the simple but effective staging and great cast. I've heard better versions of The Impossible Dream but it didn't detract from my enjoyment and, judging by the standing ovation at the end, the rest of the audience agreed with me rather than the critics.

    chocoholics2005 09 May 2019

    We managed to catch the penultimate performance and I wept at the story, enjoyed the staging and the... More

    shirleyjones 12 Jun 2019

    We managed to catch the penultimate performance and I wept at the story, enjoyed the staging and the performances and wondered, as we gave a standing ovation, why the reviews had hitherto been less than complimentary.

    shirleyjones 12 Jun 2019

    I really enjoyed the show, in particular the musical score. The orchestra were superb as was the quality... More

    matthewb12 26 May 2019

    I really enjoyed the show, in particular the musical score. The orchestra were superb as was the quality of the singing. I'm not sure why the show has got mixed reviews in the press, I would recommend it.

    matthewb12 26 May 2019

    Really enjoyed this show. Kelsey Grammar was truly excellent along with an enjoyable performance by Nicholas... More

    Hassellta 05 Jul 2019

    Really enjoyed this show. Kelsey Grammar was truly excellent along with an enjoyable performance by Nicholas Lyndhurst. The singing was moving and the set was wonderful. The cast were all very skilled and engaging and the whole musical flowed. The story was very easy to follow and the costumes were very good. Wish I had opportunity to see it twice before it closed.

    Hassellta 05 Jul 2019
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