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Final casting announced for the RSC's Don Quixote

David Threlfall and Rufus Hound in Don Quixote from the original 2016 production at the Swan Theatre. Photo by Helen Maybanks © RSC.

Casting news

FULL casting has been announced for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote, which originally premiered at the RSC’s Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in spring 2016. The production will play at the Garrick Theatre in London’s West End from October 27, 2018 to February 2, 2019.

Alongside the previously announced David Threlfall and Rufus Hound who return to reprise their roles as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza respectively, the full company comprises 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.

After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited squire, Sancho Panza.

Adapted from Miguel de Cervantes’ iconic novel by award-winning poet, journalist and literary critic James Fenton, this joyous, music-filled Don Quixote is once again directed by RSC Associate Director Angus Jackson. Songs are by James Fenton and Grant Olding.

Read more about Don Quixote.

Image: David Threlfall and Rufus Hound in Don Quixote from the original 2016 production at the Swan Theatre. Photo by Helen Maybanks © RSC.