Why See Man Of La Mancha?
Starring Kelsey Grammer
Emmy award-winner and Tony award nominated (and of course our beloved Dr Fraiser Crane) Kelsey Grammer returns to London's West End in 2019 as he steps into the English National Opera's production of Man Of La Mancha. Also starring famed Soprano, Danielle de Niese, Man Of La Mancha returns to London after 50 long years.
Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' 17th-century novel Don Quixote, Man Of La Mancha first debuted on Broadway in 1966, garnering five Tony Awards, including the coveted award for Best Musical. Featuring the iconic 'The Impossible Dream', the production debuted in London in 1968 with this 2019 production being the musical's first major revival since then. Directed by Lonny Price (Sunset Boulevard), Man Of La Mancha features a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh.
A tale full of adventure, chivalry, love and loyalty, don't miss out on this rare opportunity to see the classic in all its glory in this strictly limited run at the London Coliseum!
What is Man Of La Mancha about?
Entrapped in a 16th Century prison, Cervantes waits to be questioned by the Spanish Inquisition. With a copy of the unfinished Don Quixote in his possession, Cervantes fights off his fellow prisoners, who are trying to steal from him, by acting out scenes from his beloved work. Transforming into Quijano, Cervantes escapes the bounds of the prison cell by becoming his deluded character as he sets off on an ill-fated quest to become one of the greatest knights Spain has ever seen.
Opening night: 26 April 2019
Cast and Creative
Kelsey Grammar as Don Quixote/Miguel De Cervantes
Danielle de Niese as Aldonza/Dulcinea
Cassidy Janson as Aldonza/Dulcinea
Nicholas Lyndhurst as the Inkeeper/Captain
Peter Polycarpou as Sancho Panza
Eugene McCoy as Dr. Carrasco/The Duke
Lucy St. Louis as Antonia
Natasha Leaver as Fermina
Debra Michaels as Maria
Julie Jupp as Housekeeper
Minal Patel as Padre
Emanuel Alba as Barber
Rakesh Boury, Stephen John Davies, Paul F. Monaghan, Ryan Pigden, David Seadon-Young, Samuel Thomas, Teddy Wills, Femi Akinfolarin, Tim Hodges, Luke Jackson, Dominic Owen, Joseph Poulson, Jocelyn Prah, Anna Woodside, Tash Holway, Helen Walsh, Luke McCall and Alex Pinder
Based on Miguel de Cervantes' book Don Quixote
Directed by Lonny Price
Music by Mitch Leigh
Lyrics by Joe Darion
Book by Dale Wasserman
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