The latest collaboration between Perth Theatre and Dundee Rep has had a slow gestation. The arrestingly titled Don Quixote: Man Of Clackmannanshire started life in 2014 as one of the Classic Cuts programmed by Glasgow’s A Play, A Pie And A Pint. This series took famous works of literature and repackaged them for a tiny cast and a running time of less than an hour.
Lu Kemp, artistic director of Perth Theatre, fancied having a go at Don Quixote. In its original form, the 1615 novel by Miguel de Cervantes surpasses 900 pages as it tells an epic tale of a low-tier nobleman who sets out to prove the age of chivalry is not dead. With his down-to-earth companion Sancho Panza, he heads off on a vainglorious mission as a wandering knight. It could be idealism or just plain fantasy. [READ MORE]