18 December 2018
4.0 out of 5.0 stars
Having always loved the original story by Miguel de Cervantes, I couldn’t wait to see the RSC’s production of Don Quixote at the Garrick theatre.
And what a production it is! An absolute whirlwind of humour and energy.
David Threlfall play Quixote very serious and with full conviction, making him the one solid rock in the show who is fully convinced of his delusions and does not see the humour in anything happening around him. Paired up with the insanely funny Rufus Hound as the trusty sidekick Sancho, it’s a dream team utilising not only the stage, but the entire auditorium for their antics. Sancho interacts with audience members frequently, asking for interactions and making observations about the happenings on stage.
The entire casts flies across the stage, creating the most ridiculous scenarios while a steadfast Quixote grounds himself in the centre of the madness, creating a very convincing and incredibly entertaining show. There are food fights, running gags, booty shaking donkeys, and the most ridiculous situations. Sancho leads us all through this, trying to keep his cool while improving some of the best audience interactions I’ve ever seen.
This show was laugh out loud funny, one of the best physical comedies I’ve witnessed to date. I can’t wait to see this again next time it comes around. Brilliant!