The memory play is a theatrical genre which allows the playwright to locate their characters in the here and now while at the same time travelling back in time. It is the form adopted by Bjørg Vik, a Norwegian writer and journalist who died in 2018, for her short play, The Journey to Venice.
‘Timeless & matchless’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
As a parable of the apparent inadequacy of legend in a real world, the RSC’s Don Quixote it is timeless and matchless.
‘Poignant, funny & perfectly played’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
In James Fenton’s adaptation of Cervantes’ 17th-century classic, the fabled antics of Knight Errant Don Quixote are given a contemporary understanding that still preserves the original’s richness.
Mark Shenton rounds up news, reviews & tweets of the week from London, New York & beyond
Mark Shenton rounds up news, reviews & tweets of the week from London, New York & beyond including a life-size first birthday cake of John McCrea at Everybody’s Talking About Jamie and the opening of King Kong on Broadway.
‘New niches of humour & fun’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
It’s taken two years for the RSC’s hit Don Quixote to make it to the West End with David Threlfall and Rufus Hound reprising their roles as the hapless knight errant and his squire.
‘Touching, warm-hearted & funny’: DON QUIXOTE – West End ★★★★
Based on the novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote is a riotous story filled with plenty of adventure and laughs, delightfully brought to life in Angus Jackson’s lively production.
Top recommended London openings for November
Here’s Love London Love Culture’s guide to some of the best shows opening in the capital in November.
NEWS: David Threlfall & Rufus Hound will reprise their roles in the West End transfer of RSC’s Don Quixote
David Threlfall and Rufus Hound will reprise their lead roles in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s Don Quixote when the production transfers to London’s Garrick Theatre from 27 October 2018 to 2 February 2019.