Don Quixote comes to town in a boisterous new play by Hijinx Theatre!
Professional touring theatre company Hijinx Theatre brings The Adventures of Sancho Panza, a new play based on the epic tale Don Quixote, to Small World Theatre on 13 October, 7.30pm.
Tickets are available online until Thursday 11 October and they'll also be for sale on the door on the night (please bring cash or your cheque book).
The Adventures of Sancho Panza is a vibrant contemporary adaptation of one of the greatest works of literature ever written, Cervantes' Don Quixote. This Autumn, inclusive theatre company Hijinx Theatre retells the story through the eyes of Quixote's companion, Sancho Panza, with a professional cast that includes actors with learning disabilities.
The Adventures of Sancho Panza follows the travels of Sancho Panza and Don Quixote across an array of ordinary and extraordinary places and times. In a world that blurs real life and fiction, this unlikely pair - a comically idealistic knight and a modern young man - meet bandits, beasts, barbers and more on a journey of surprising discovery for Sancho.
Highlights of the Show!
The Adventures of Sancho Panza promises audiences a night of thoroughly enjoyable theatre. The cast of five actors, including several highly skilled musicians, conjures up the limitless imagination of Don Quixote through evocative live music, innovative use of masks and puppetry. The show is set to make the audience want to cry, laugh and get up and dance - all in the space of 75 minutes!
Sancho Panza sees the return of Gaynor Lougher, Artistic Director at Hijinx, to her acting roots and reunites talented director James Williams with Welsh writer Glenys Evans following on from last year's successful production of Old Hands.
Director James Williams commented: "We have a fantastic cast, a graceful and poetic script, and some very catchy songs. I'm itching to get started. Audiences are in for a real treat!"
Hijinx Theatre, a pioneer of inclusive theatre, is committed to creating opportunities for people with learning disabilities to enjoy, participate and work professionally in the arts. Established over 30 years ago, the Cardiff-based company has been touring integrated casts - casts involving actors both with and without learning disabilities - in its professional shows since 2006.
"Hijinx's tours have an impeccable track record of bringing well-crafted, beautifully staged productions to venues across the UK" British Theatre Guide, 2010
32 year old actor Gareth Clark plays the title role in The Adventures of Sancho Panza. He and Andrew Tadd, both talented actors with Down Syndrome, have toured professionally with Hijinx on previous occasions, most recently in the 1930s backstage drama Old Hands (2011).
Tickets are available from Small World Theatre, 01239 615 952. Please give us a call if you're arranging to bring a party so we can reserve your seats. The Adventures of Sancho Panza is great fun and totally enjoyable for audiences of all ages and abilities over the age of 8.
Adult Price: £10.00 / Concession Price: £7.00