Tickets go on sale this coming Monday and we couldn’t be more excited for the Royal Shakespeare Company’s transfer to London’s West End. If you’re wondering if you should be as thrilled as we are about this production of Don Quixote, let us tell you a little bit more about the hilarious show, which will see David Threlfall and Rufus Hound returning for another stint…
The most fundamental part of any show is, of course, the story itself. Don Quixote tells the tale of an eccentric old man who heads out across Medieval Spain on a swashbuckling quest, taking his equally ill-equipped and ill-suiting servant, Sancho Panza, with him. As we’re sure you’ve probably guessed, their journey has some chaotic and pretty hilarious results, but we won’t spoil the details for you too much. Rest assured, the trouble they get into together will have you roaring with laughter.
As we mentioned earlier, the show will again star David Threlfall and Rufus Hound as Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Forgive the understatement, but critics love the pair, with a myriad of tabloids complimenting both the stars’ individual performances, as well as their comedic chemistry together onstage. The Times gives the show four stars and describes Threlfall and Hound as “a double-act of effortless comic elan”. Need we say more?
If the hilarious story and raucous performances of its cast aren’t enough to convince you that this is a show worth seeing, perhaps the fact that it completed a sold-out run back in 2016 will tempt you? James Fenton’s triumphant adaptation is 2 and a half hours of side-splitting, tear-inducing comedy and, if you ask us, that’s an evening well spent.
★★★★★ – Financial Times & Mail On Sunday
★★★★ ‘Riotously performed by David Threlfall and Rufus Hound’ – The Times
★★★★ ‘An infectious excellent production’ – The Guardian
Tickets on sale on Monday 25th June – don’t miss it!