The musical, inspired by Don Quixote, is set to star Kelsey Grammer.
The musical, featuring music by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion, and a book by Dale Wasserman, is to be directed by Lonny Price – who returns to the London Coliseum following his productions of Sweeney Todd and Sunset Boulevard.
In a 16th century dungeon Cervantes and his man servant await trial from the Spanish Inquisition. In his possession he has a trunk, carrying an unfinished novel Don Quixote. As prisoners attempt to steal his possessions, Cervantes embarks on acting out his novel as his defence, transforming himself into Alonso Quijano. Quijano, deluded, believes he is a knight errant, renames himself Don Quixote de la Mancha, and sets off on a fantastical quest with his man servant Sancho Panza.
Playing at the London Coliseum for a limited run from the 26th April until the 8th June, the production is set to star Emmy winner and Tony nominee Kelsey Grammer as Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote. He will be joined by opera star Danielle de Niese as Aldonza and Dulcinea – who will be sharing the role with Cassidy Janson. The cast will also include Nicholas Lyndhurst who will play the Innkeeper and the Captain.
As well as being directed by Lonny Price, the creative team is set to include: set design by James Noone, lighting design by Rick Fisher and sound design by Mick Potter.
Man of La Mancha will play at the London Coliseum from the 26th April until the 8th June.
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