Win tickets to see the RSC's comedy Don Quixote in the West End

Date published: 31 Oct 18

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After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, one eccentric old man heads off on a rumbustious quest to become a wandering knight accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited servant, ‘riotously performed by David Threlfall as Don Quixote and Rufus Hound as Sancho Panza’ (The Times).

Taking up a lance and sword, Don Quixote sets out on a hilarious journey across medieval Spain, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked. Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, with each calamitous adventure the two hapless heroes experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote’s books seems further away than ever.

Following its sell-out run at the Swan Theatre in Stratford-upon-Avon in 2016 to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death, the Royal Shakespeare Company’s ‘joyous’ (Guardian) production of this legendary comic novel is told by a company of 20 actors accompanied by a band of live musicians.

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For your chance to win a pair of tickets, simply post a comment below about a daring moment on your travels. We’d love to hear your story and the most entertaining entry will be selected as the winner by our judges and notified in early December.

Don Quixote will be playing at the Garrick Theatre London for a limited run until 2 February. Book your tickets now (from £10) at

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One reader will win a pair of Band A tickets to see Don Quixote at the Garrick Theatre London valid from 1 to 31 January 2019 for Monday to Thursday performances, subject to availability. No cash alternative. Travel and accommodation not included. Photography by Helen Maybanks © RSC

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  • you
    over 1 year ago
    love ANY type of theatre......
    I can be a bit of a loose cannon....some time ago,much to the embarrassment of my husband and daughter, I jumped overboard...fully clothed...while the boat was moored off the coast for people to swim if they wished.....only problem was I did not have swimwear with me......Why not ?
    I had more or less dried out by the time we arrived back at the marina.
  • dmckenzie65
    over 1 year ago
    Sat in cafe in Baalbek, Lebanon when approached by a fellow with a large AK47.
    He asked if he could join me for some tea in perfect English & told of his time studying at a London University.
    It seems strange to be discussing the overcrowded buses & tubes while his gun sat on our table.
    His fond memories of his time in London was clear to see. This encounter finished with him arranging for my (very late) taxi back to Beirut at a very reasonable price.
    He asked Me to tell the British that not all Lebanese were terrorists with a hatred of the UK. This I continue to do (this happened in 1998 when the situation there was more “tricky” than it might be today)
  • Declutterqueen
    over 1 year ago
    Oh if love to see this, a West-end show is such a treat
  • Cherry-Eddy
    over 1 year ago
    Don Quixote is fun - I've seen the Ballet & recently an opera "Don Quixote & the Duchess" - & would love to see this version at the Garrick. I have to pick my theatre carefully as I'm partially deaf but I know I would be able to follow this one!
    Not very adventurous now I'm 70, but have had fun driving to Cyprus & being the first customer to use a Barclaycard in the bank in tiny Paphos (as it was then) in 1969. Of course, trying foreign or exotic food is always adventurous. Sea urchin anyone?
  • philatel
    over 1 year ago
    I've got two - shooting the rapids on the Amazon and crossing over to Devil's Island in a very small boat with an engine where several currents met and it was extremely choppy. Why do I do things like this when I'm not a very good swimmer!!!
  • you
    over 1 year ago
    love London theatre....but only do afternoons as travel times can be a problem
  • Rowsie
    over 1 year ago
    Doing a cage dive in South Africa amongst Great White Sharks was probably as daring as I will ever get! It was incredible but cold and scary as well. It was also a little messy as the water was full of "chum" (blood and gore from the fish thrown overboard to attract the sharks.) I could smell that in my hair for weeks afterwards!
  • Lesevans6
    over 1 year ago
    How about this, One day in Aden I went Water Sking, Lets say 600 yards out in the bay the boat towing me slowed and stopped I of course followed suit and descened into the Water when the people in the boat shouted at me to swim towards them and don't look back, of course I looked back and saw the Fin of a Shark.
  • Lesevans6
    over 1 year ago
    How can you comment on Daring and make it enjoyable at the same time as they are opposites, my most daring travel was being posted to Aden in the sixties where they wanted to kill me,
  • canoe
    over 1 year ago
    tilting at windmills
  • Seakay_1
    over 1 year ago
    this story is more about the appearance of having been daring than anything else. I was travelling up the West coast of Scotland, heading for the Isle of Aaran, sometimes staying in a B&B, sometimes camping. One morning after a night in the tent I got up to find that my left arm looked a little swollen. Within an hour it was absolutely enormous - it looked as though I'd sustained some horrific sprain or break. I took myself to the nearest chemist who took a look and then gave me the strongest anti-histamines he could give me without prescription. It took three days for the swelling to go down completely. And the cause? A midge bite - an insect so small as to be virtually invisible!
  • GypstWanderer
    over 1 year ago
    Another adventure, and a new one, had us setting off with our guide to go white water rafting near Arenal, Costa Rica. The excitement grew as we approached the river. By the end of the safety talk we were all terrified and ready to turn back but not being able to admit to being wimps we bravely took our places in the raft.
    Paddles ready and keenly listening to instructions (would we remember what they meant?), and we were off. The water swirled and we paddled this way and that, harder, softer, paddles up, paddles down, don't loose balance, calm water. We could breath.
    Time for a break on a sand bank in the water. While we enjoyed our water melon, feeling proud of ourselves, and eagerly waiting for the second leg, we spotted a croc watching us from the bank. No time to rest and we were off again, surviving to tell the tale.
  • JohnMac
    over 1 year ago
    skiing blindfolded