Regendered, reimagined and re-energised, Donna Quixote is a laugh-out-loud comedy, stuffed full of funk-laden music, song and heart-stirring romance.
Lady Donna is hell-bent on rescuing the woman of her dreams, vanquishing her foes and cementing her legend as the last chivalrous crusader. The only problem is her troublesome sidekick, Sasha Panza, who has a habit of blurting out the first thing that comes into her head, which is often a stream of R&B lyric-speak.
As they journey through foreign lands and all sorts of strange and exciting encounters, Donna becomes obsessed with bravery and gallantry. Sasha, however, is all about vibes. How do you save the world when all your squire wants to do is kick back and chill?
Directed by Breman Rajkumar and underscored by the neo-soul sorcery of Erykah Badu, Donna Quixote is a joyfully silly, uplifting show about friendship, storytelling and that crazy little thing called love.
Donna Quixote is performed by graduating students of Bristol School of Acting.
Based on María Amparo Ruiz de Burton’s version of the classic novel by Miguel de Cervantes
Designed by Aldo Vázquez
Lighting design by Joe Price
Sound design by Dinah Mullen