In the beautiful gardens of
Hamptworth Lodge
18 - 28 July 2018

At 7:30pm, grounds open at 6:00pm (Except 22nd & 23rd)

Matinée Sunday 22nd July at 3:00pm, grounds open at 1:30pm
No evening performance on Sunday 22nd
No performance on Monday 23rd

Note this is an OPEN AIR production

Booking opens in March

An epic comedy of love and delusion

Come with us to Spain!

This National Theatre adaptation provides moments of hilarity, fast-moving action, romance and pathos. A memorable piece of theatre ideal for Hamptworth's beautiful outdoor surroundings.

Alonso Quijano is an ageing minor aristocrat obsessed with books of medieval knights and their fantastic adventures, slaying giants, fighting evil wizards, rescuing maidens, and acts of great chivalry.
One day he launches himself into his fantasy (or is it his madness?), takes the title “Don Quixote de la Mancha”, and sets off with his loyal servant and squire, Sancho Panza, a local farmer, to rid La Mancha's towns & villages of giants, villains and injustice.
In Quixote’s feverish mind, windmills become giants, inns are mistaken for castles, and sheep turn into warring armies. Sancho’s down-to-earth advice and common sense are to no avail against his master’s fantasies as they ride from one mad adventure to the next.
Meanwhile, back home, Quixote’s friends, anxious to cure his madness, are devising desperate schemes to bring him back to the safety of his own bed!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Ruben Sanchez-Garcia

Don Quixote de la Mancha is played by ...

Sancho Panza is played by ...

Housekeeper is played by ...

Niece is played by ...

Curate is played by ...

Barber is played by ...

Landlord is played by ...

Maritornes is played by ...

Samson Carrasco is played by ...

Teresa Panza is played by ...

Duchess is played by ...

Duke is played by ...

All other characters are played by the company

Creative Team

Production Managers
Christine Baker
Brian Stansbridge
Mentor to the Director
Brian Stansbridge
Stage Manager
Jo Fox
Deputy Stage Manager
David Cowley
Set Designer
John Hamon
Set Dressing
Angela Stansbridge
Lighting Designer
Clive Weeks
Lighting Operator
Sound Designer
Jamie McCathy
Sound Operator
SFX Designer
Technical Team
Set Construction
Ken Hann
Graham Buchannan
Peter Hill
Costume Team
Allegra Carlton
Meri Mackney
Kate Grundy
Susan Wilson
Adam Taussik
Nicky Caveney
Martin Caveney
FOH Manager
Christine Baker
Car Park Manager
Rehearsal Prompt

Ticket Information


Wednesday 18 July 7.30pm: All Tickets £12 (no concessions)
Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 July 7.30pm: £15
Sunday 22 July Matinée 3.00pm: £15
No Performance on Monday 23 July
Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 July 7.30pm: £15
Children: £12 (ages 12 and under)
Family Ticket: £45 (2 adults & 2 children age 12 and under)
10% discount off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more


Patrons are welcome to picnic in the beautiful gardens of Hamptworth Lodge from 6.00pm (1.30pm on Sunday 22 July).
You are advised to bring low back chairs, rugs, etc., as NO SEATING IS PROVIDED. We suggest you also bring jumpers or coats, as it can get cold even on the warmest of evenings.

Any decision to cancel a performance due to bad weather will not be taken until the performance start time; patrons may then be offered a ticket for another night.

Hamptworth Lodge is a private home not generally open to the public and there is no public access prior to the performance dates. Ample free parking and toilet facilities will be provided with provision for disabled patrons. There is a short walk of approx. 100 metres to the performance area. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy. No unaccompanied children under 16. No dogs (except guide dogs). Note: We are not licensed to sell alcohol on site, but patrons are welcome to bring their own.


Available after the performance

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Technical Manager:- Jamie McCarthy; Marketing Director:- Sarah Russell; Marketing Team:- Angela Stansbridge, SJ Wareham, James Norton, Clive Weeks, Robert Osborne, Meri Mackney; Front of House Manager:- Chris Baker; Box Office Manager:- Chris Baker; Photography:- Clive Weeks; Bar Manager:- Meri Mackney
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Established 1968

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