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David Threlfall and Rufus Hound lead the West End transfer of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Don Quixote, set to open at London’s Garrick Theatre on the 27 October 2018.
Transferring from the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon, the Angus Jackson directed production will run until the 2 February 2019.
Don Quixote follows the adventures of a travelling knight and his squire, portrayed by Threlfall and Hound respectively.
Threlfall’s credits include Channel 4’s groundbreaking Shameless, in which he played lead role Frank Gallagher.
Hound’s recent work includes War Of The Roses at the Rose Theatre in Kingston and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels at the Savoy Theatre.
Based on Miguel de Cervantes’ novel, the play has been adapted by writer, journalist and award-winning poet James Fenton.
“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,” says RSC artistic director Gregory Doran.
“Don Quixote’s journey with his faithful sidekick is one of the world’s most famous stories, and James Fenton’s glorious adaptation brings Cervantes’ novel wonderfully to life.”
Creative credits for the production include design by Robert Innes Hopkins, music by Grant Olding, combat by Malcolm Ranson and movement by Lucy Cullingford.
First seen in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016, this production of Don Quixote reaches the West End at London’s Garrick Theatre on the 27 October 2018.
Tickets will be available from Monday 25 June 2018 through Ticketmaster.co.uk.