Condor Theatre Company presents Don Quixote in Algiers at The White Bear Theatre from the 7th February to the 4th March.
In the company’s first professional piece, they tackle the tale of the author Miguel de Cervantes who created one of the world’s greatest literary masterpieces, Don Quixote of la Mancha.
Captured by pirates, held for ransom for years, he’s a soldier who wants to be a writer. Is this Don Quixote in Algiers who and what he says he is?He was in a battle where Christians defeated Muslims. Relations between the Islamic and European powers are tense and difficult. He says he’s Christian. Ali, his captor is Muslim. He’s working for Ali; what’s he telling him? Ali’s daughter loves her father but she’s made him angry. He’s arranging a marriage and she so doesn’t want a husband. She knows he has tried to escape before. Perhaps Don Quixote could organise another escape and take her with him to get away from Algiers. Will he take such a risk?
This is the new play from writer Dermot Murphy, whose previous plays include The Condor & the Maiden (King’s Head Theatre) and is directed by Franko Figueiredo.
Don Quixote in Algiers borrows from other works by Cervantes as well as from the Arabian Nights to forma a play which is part historical and part fiction.
Condor Theatre Company formed with the intention of producing work with social and political themes in international settings and to embrace the political and cultural importance of storytelling.
Don Quixote in Algiers will play at The White Bear Theatre from the 7th February until the 4th March. For more information and to book tickets visit: http://whitebeartheatre.co.uk/play/don-quixote-in-algiers/