After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, one eccentric old man heads off on a
rumbustious quest to become a wandering knight accompanied by his faithful and equally
ill-suited servant, ‘riotously performed by David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound
as Sancho Panza’ (The Times).
Taking up a lance and sword, Don Quixote sets out on a hilarious journey across medieval Spain, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, with each calamitous adventure the two hapless heroes experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote’s books seems further away than ever.
Following its sell-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘joyous’ (Guardian) production of this legendary comic novel is told by a company of 20 actors accompanied by a band of live musicians.
Adapted for the stage by James Fenton and directed by Angus Jackson this ‘magical’ (Telegraph) production has opened to critical acclaim at the Garrick Theatre playing until 2 February.
Access description: Ramp up through double doors opening outwards into the Box Office. Box Office counter to the left. No steps through the foyer bar into the Dress Circle (1 step between rows). 24 steps down to the Stalls which has a fairly steep rake. 25 steps up then 8 down to the Upper Circle. Staircases have handrails on both sides. Auditorium opens 45mins before performance.
Sound Amplification: Sennheiser infra-red system with 8 headsets. Please ask an usher for a headset.
Guide Dogs: Guide dogs are welcome inside the auditorium or staff are happy to dog-sit. We can accomodate 2 dogs at a time. Dogs will be looked after in the manager’s office.
Disabled Access: Ramp into foyer with level access to Dress Circle. 2 spaces for wheelchair users at E13-15. Transfer seating available to aisle seats for wheelchairs and scooters (4 transferees max).
Wheelchairs Toilets: No steps to the women’s to the right of the foyer bar, through 2 doors (approx. 84cm wide). This is usable by someone able to leave their wheelchair with assistance. No steps up to women’s at rear of Stalls, 18 steps down to the men’s; further women’s and men’s at Upper Circle level.