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The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Don Quixote

Writing and performing trio The Penny Dreadfuls' comedic take on Cervantes' classic tome, starring Sylvester McCoy as Don Quixote. Written by David Reed.

Published in two volumes in the early 17th Century, Cervantes' Spanish classic Don Quixote is famous as the world's first modern novel; a ground-breaking piece of art that influenced countless generations of writers and at 800 plus pages of dense prose, one of the most unreadable novels ever.

Writer David Reed has read it so that you don't have to and condensed this mighty tome into an hour's rip-roaring entertainment. A meditation on the age of chivalry, insanity and truth. A quest of windmills, magic and donkeys. Join peasant Sancho and the man who thinks he's a Knight as they travel together locked together in a quest to save those who don't want saving and unravel enchantments which may or may not only exist in their minds.

Starring Sylvester McCoy and Amanda Abbington; The Penny Dreadfuls Present: Don Quixote.

Written by David Reed.

Producer...Julia McKenzie
A BBC Studios production.

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1 hour

Last on

Sat 25 Aug 2018 14:30


Role Contributor
Narrator Amanda Abbington
Don Quixote Sylvester McCoy
Sancho Panza Thom Tuck
Various Humphrey Ker
Various David Reed
Various Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Various Vivienne Acheampong
Producer Julia McKenzie
Writer David Reed


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