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RSC’s Don Quixote starring David Threlfall and Rufus Hound lands West End transfer

David Threlfall (Don Quixote) in Don Quixote at the Swan Theatre, Stratford. Photo: Tristram Kenton
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David Threlfall and Rufus Hound are to reprise their roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Don Quixote when the play transfers to the West End this year.

The play, which originally ran in 2016 in Stratford-upon-Avon, will run at the Garrick Theatre from October 27 until February 2, 2019. Press night is November 8.

The play is adapted by James Fenton from the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, and features songs by Fenton and Grant Olding.

It is directed by Angus Jackson.

RSC artistic director Gregory Doran said: “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 Imperiumplaying at the Gielgud Theatre and our regular winter season of Shakespeare plays at the Barbican.  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.”

Don Quixoteis designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O’Hare. The fight director is Malcolm Ransonand movement is by Lucy Cullingford.

Don Quixote is produced by the RSC and Nica Burns.