Man Of La Mancha
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The producers who brought you the smash hit productions of Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Carousel and Chess present the Tony-award winning musical Man of La Mancha, at the London Coliseum this spring.

Featuring the legendary song, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Man of La Mancha is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece novel Don Quixote. This uplifting, timeless tale stars Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson, from 26 April for a limited 6 week season.

Described by esteemed American critic Edward P. Morgan as 'One of the most magnificently moving pieces I have ever seen on any stage', and celebrated throughout the world, Man of La Mancha at last returns to the West End in a new production for the first time in 50 years. Performed on the magnificent stage at the London Coliseum with the ENO's 35-piece orchestra, it is set to be the theatrical event of the year.

Join Don Quixote as he chases his impossible dream, to pursue the beautiful princess Dulcinea - and a few windmills. Determined to uphold all that is good and right at a time when the odds are stacked against him, Quixote's courage is abounding, and we are all compelled to follow his unreachable star.


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PETER POLYCARPOU WILL PLAY OPPOSITE KELSEY GRAMMER IN ENO'S MAN OF LA MANCHA (18 MARCH 2019)

Renowned stage, film and TV performer Peter Polycarpou will play Don Quixote's squire, Sancho Panza in Man of the Mancha at the London Coliseum; the first West End production of this multi-Tony Award-winning Broadway musical for 50 years.

Polycarpou joins the already announced cast of Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst and Cassidy Janson in the musical which runs at the London Coliseum from 26 April to 8 June 2019 and will be performed with the ENO orchestra.

Peter Polycarpou is a leading artist in musical theatre, having appeared in some of this country's most enduring West End Musicals, in plays, on film and television. His work in musicals includes Les Miserables (on stage and in the film version with Madonna), Fagin in Olivier! and Beadle Bamford in Jonathan Kent's triple Olivier-winning production of Steven Sondheim's Sweeney Todd at The Adelphi Theatre. On TV he is well known for playing Chris Theodopoulopoudos in five series of the popular BBC1 comedy, Birds of a Feather.

Featuring the iconic song 'Dream the Impossible Dream', Man of La Mancha is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' masterpiece Don Quixote. It is produced by Michael Linnit and Michael Grade, the same team who brought to the Coliseum the productions of Sweeney Todd, Sunset Boulevard, Carousel and Chess.

Completing the cast are: Eugene McCoy (Dr Carrasco/The Duke), Lucy St Louis (Antonia), Natasha Leaver (Fermina), Debra Michaels (Maria), Julie Jupp (Housekeeper), Minal Patel (Padre), Emanuel Alba (Barber), Rakesh Boury (Muleteer), Stephen John Davies (Muleteer), Paul F Monaghan (Muleteer), Ryan Pidgen (Muleteer), David Seadon-Young (Muleteer/Pedro), Samuel Thomas (Muleteer), Teddy Wills (Muleteer), Femi Akinfolarin (Muleteer), Tim Hodges (Ensemble), Luke Jackson (Ensemble), Dominic Owen (Ensemble), Joseph Poulson (Ensemble), Jocelyn Prah (Ensemble), Anna Woodside (Ensemble), Tash Holway (Swing), Helen Walsh (Swing), Luke McCall (Swing) and Alex Pinder (Swing).

Man of La Mancha will be directed by Lonny Price, who directed Linnit and Grade's acclaimed London production of Sunset Boulevard at the Coliseum starring Glenn Close, as well as its hugely-successful subsequent Broadway transfer.

The music in Man of La Mancha is by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman. Joining Price on the creative team is conductor David White, set designer James Noone, lighting designer Rick Fisher, sound designer Mick Potter and casting director David Grindrod CDG.



KELSEY GRAMMER AND DANIELLE DE NIESE TO STAR IN MAN OF LA MANCHA (18 NMOVEMBER 2018)

Michael Linnit and Michael Grade - the producers who brought Chess, Carousel, Sunset Boulevard and Sweeney Todd to the London Coliseum - are collaborating again with English National Opera to bring a brand new production of the multi-Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Man of La Mancha to London, the first West End production of this acclaimed musical in over 50 years.

Man of La Mancha will play a limited season, with performances from 26 April to 8 June 2019. It will be performed with ENO's 35 piece orchestra.

Emmy award winning and Tony nominated actor Kelsey Grammer, best known for playing Dr Frasier Crane in NBCs hit series' Cheers and Frasier will make his West End debut playing Miguel de Cervantes and Don Quixote and the international opera star and soprano, Danielle de Niese will play Aldonza and Dulcinea. Danielle will be performing in 33 performances of Man of La Mancha, with further star casting for this role and the rest of the company to be announced.

Man of La Mancha will be directed by Lonny Price, who directed Linnit and Grade's acclaimed London production of Sunset Boulevard at the Coliseum starring Glenn Close, as well as its hugely-successful subsequent Broadway transfer.

Featuring the iconic song 'Dream the Impossible Dream', Man of La Mancha is Inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's masterpiece Don Quixote.

In a 16th century dungeon Cervantes and his man servant await trial from the Spanish Inquisition. In his possession he has a trunk, carrying an unfinished novel Don Quixote. As prisoners attempt to steal his possessions, Cervantes embarks on acting out his novel as his defence, transforming himself into Alonso Quijano.

Quijano, deluded, believes he is a knight errant, renames himself Don Quixote de la Mancha, and sets off on a fantastical quest with his man servant Sancho Panza.

Chivalry abounds in this classic tale of knighthood, love, loyalty and adventure.

The music in Man of La Mancha is by Mitch Leigh, lyrics by Joe Darion and book by Dale Wasserman.

'The impossible Dream' has become an internationally-renowned song, and has been performed by Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Andy Williams, Luther Vandross and The Temptations, amongst others.

Kelsey Grammer played Dr Frasier Crane in Cheers and Frasier for two decades. He has won five Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards and a Tony Award nomination in 2010 for his performance in La Cages aux Folles.

Opera Soprano Danielle de Niese, described by the New York Times magazine as 'opera's coolest soprano' has performed to audiences world-wide, from the Metropolitan Opera to Covent Garden as well as performing on stage with LL Cool J. Sky Arts will feature Danielle as the subject of her own Southbank Show, presented by Melvyn Bragg on November 21, 2018.







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Type of production: Musical

Opened: 24 April 2019

Booking until: 08 June 2019

Running time: To Be Confirmed

Prices: £20.00 - £198.00

Cast: Kelsey Grammer , Danielle de Niese
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