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Don Quixote and Laura Wade’s take on Jane Austen—the best theatre in November 2018

Plus Tony Kushner's Caroline, or Change

By Michael Coveney   November 2018
Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons gets a theatrical makeover

Jane Austen's unfinished novel The Watsons gets a theatrical makeover

 

Don Quixote

Garrick Theatre, London, 27th October to 2nd February

James Fenton’s colourful version of Cervantes’s baggy classic was an RSC hit in Stratford-upon-Avon two years ago. An overdue London transfer should warm up winter: David Threlfall’s decrepit and melancholic Don Quixote and Rufus Hound’s clownish, audience-baiting Sancho Panza are beautifully counter-balanced in Angus Jackson’s production. Watch out for the sci-fi space journey and listen up to composer Grant…

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