The Life and Death of Don Quixote

Directed by John Retallack, Adapted by Richard Curtis

Don Quixote, a poor gentleman of La Mancha, roams the world as a make-believe knight errant, clad in an armoury of rusty kitchen ustensils aided by his loyal squire Santa Panza riding on his donkey.

"Actors Touring Company - Bravo! The excellent British theatrical group called the Actors Touring Company came, saw and conquered, to use a dramatic cliche, in their first night's presentation this week in Rio. The splendid show, written and mounted by the Company itself in a loose adaptation form the Cervantes classic, delighted and captivated a capacity crowd despite its three hour lenght and the formidable hurdle of language barrier." Brazil Herald, 3 October 1981

"The opening performance of the ATC Season in the Teatro Dos Quatro, Quixote, shows a group commited to working its own theatrical language and which tries to incorporate the itinerant quality of its activities as an enriching aesthetic element - not a limiting one. It is thus an agile and dynamic show(...)the result is beautiful, lively, elegant." Jornal do Brazil, 3 October 1981.



  • - Oxford Union (Oxford)
  • - Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Edinburgh)
  • Lady Village Hall (Sonday)
  • Orkney Art Theatre (Kirkwall)
  • South West Ross Arts Society, Lochcarron (Lochcarron)
  • Northbay Village Hall (Northbay)
  • Castlebay Village Hall (Castelbay)
  • Oban Parish Hall (Oban)
  • - Third Eye Centre (Glasgow)
  • Victoria Hall (Campbelltown)
  • Moat Centre (Rothesay)
  • - Cumbernauld Theatre (Cumbernauld)
  • MacRoberts Arts Centre (Stirling)
  • Crawford Arts Centre (St Andrews)
  • Clifton Hotel (Nairn)
  • Sherman Arena Theatre (Cardiff)
  • Weymouth Arts Centre (Weymouth)
  • Strode Theatre (Street)
  • Merlin Theatre (Frome)
  • - Dillington College (Ilminster)
  • Plough Theatre (Torrington)
  • Exmouth School (Exmouth)
  • Theatre Royal (Dumfries)
  • St Martin's Penna Theatre (Brasilia)
  • - Cultura Artistica (Sao Paulo)
  • - Teatro dos Quatro (Rio de Janeiro)
  • - Teatro Nacional Cervantes (Buenos Aires)
  • Aula Magna Catholic University (Concepcion)
  • Teatro Galpon (Santiago de Chile)
  • - Teatro Segura (Lima)
  • Teatro Sidor (Ciudad Guayana)
  • Teatro Universidad de los Andes (Merida)
  • Teatro Bellas Artes, Maracaibo (Maracaibo)
  • Teatro Nacional (Caracas)
  • Almeida Festival, London (London)
  • Stahl Theatre, Oundle (Oundle)
  • - Sweden (Stocholm)
  • - Donmar Warehouse Theatre (London)
  • - Donmar Warehouse Theatre (London)
  • - Donmar Warehouse Theatre (London)
  • - The Perry St Theatre, New York, (New York)