In the beautiful gardens of
Hamptworth Lodge
18 - 28 July 2018

At 7:30pm, grounds open at 6:00pm (Except 22nd & 23rd)

Matinée Sunday 22nd July at 3:00pm, grounds open at 1:30pm
No evening performance on Sunday 22nd
No performance on Monday 23rd

Note this is an OPEN AIR production

An epic comedy of love and delusion


Book before 11th June and get £2 OFF all adult tickets

Applies to Tuesday through Thursday performances only, excluding first night.
For full ticket information see 'Ticket Information' below.

Come with us to Spain!

This National Theatre adaptation provides moments of hilarity, fast-moving action, romance and pathos. A memorable piece of theatre ideal for Hamptworth's beautiful outdoor surroundings.

Alonso Quijano is an ageing minor aristocrat obsessed with books of medieval knights and their fantastic adventures, slaying giants, fighting evil wizards, rescuing maidens, and acts of great chivalry.
One day he launches himself into his fantasy (or is it his madness?), takes the title “Don Quixote de la Mancha”, and sets off with his loyal servant and squire, Sancho Panza, a local farmer, to rid La Mancha's towns & villages of giants, villains and injustice.
In Quixote’s feverish mind, windmills become giants, inns are mistaken for castles, and sheep turn into warring armies. Sancho’s down-to-earth advice and common sense are to no avail against his master’s fantasies as they ride from one mad adventure to the next.
Meanwhile, back home, Quixote’s friends, anxious to cure his madness, are devising desperate schemes to bring him back to the safety of his own bed!

Director & Cast

The Director of this production is Ruben Sanchez-Garcia

The Cast (In order of appearance)

Don Quixote de la Mancha played by Neil Quinlan

Sancho Panza played by Colin Russell

Housekeeper played by Jenni Watson
At the age of three, Jenni was bitten by the acting bug when she first performed in her local church nativity play! Over the years she has performed for Maskers, as well as other local groups, in a variety of settings. Her favourite roles include Vladimir (Waiting for Godot), Lady Booby (Joseph Andrews), Ellie Dunn (Heartbreak House), Lady Capulet (Romeo and Juliet), Paulina (Winters Tale), Red Queen (Alice), Nancy (Sitting Pretty), Mrs Pearce (Pygmalion), the Contessa (An Italian Straw Hat) and Angela (Vicars). Jenni is very much looking forward to playing the Housekeeper and many other parts in Don Quixote!

Curate played by Alan Watson

Barber played by Jez Minns
Jez is very happy to be coming back to Hamptworth this year - despite the terrible weather last year! He can’t think of anything to say that is witty and scintillating, but he has shaved his head for this show and grown a grey beard so, if you’re right at the back, you should still be able to spot him! Enjoy the rain, you crazy English!!!!

Niece played by Millie Grundy

Landlord played by Paul Baker

Landlord's Wife played by Sue Dashper

Maritornes played by Angela Stansbridge

Martinez played by Brian Stansbridge

Don Diego played by Adam Taussik

Duchess played by Hazel Burrows
Hazel is delighted to be returning to the beautiful grounds of Hamptworth Lodge with Don Quixote. As the play has developed in rehearsal, she has been interested to learn its history and that some of Shakespeare’s ideas may have been taken from Cervantes. Hazel has been a member of Maskers for many years; her special interests have drawn her to directing, set design and, of course, performance. Hazel plays several roles in this production, chiefly the Duchess, which gives her an opportunity to wear a pretty dress. This is a pleasant change from her last role as a bearded Welshman in Wyrd Sisters!

Duke played by Roland Dauncey

Clerk played by Heather Callaway

Musician played by Carolina Dopico

Teresa Panza played by Kate Grundy-Garcia

All other characters played by the company

Creative Team

Production Managers
Christine Baker
Brian Stansbridge
Mentor to the Director
Brian Stansbridge
Stage Fight Advisor
Stage Manager
Jo Fox
Deputy Stage Manager
David Cowley
Set Designer
John Hamon
Set Dressing
Angela Stansbridge
Lighting Designer
Clive Weeks
Lighting Operator
Sound Designer
Jamie McCathy
Sound Operator
Puppet Design
John Hamon
SFX Designer
Technical Team
Set Construction
Ken Hann
Graham Buchannan
Peter Hill
Costume Team
Allegra Carlton
Meri Mackney
Kate Grundy
Susan Wilson
Adam Taussik
Nicky Caveney
Martin Caveney
Spanish Songs
Ruth Kibble
Live Music
Carolina Dopico
Music Advisors
Carolina Dopico
Damian Sanchez-Garcia
Ruth Kibble
FOH Manager
Car Park Manager
Rehearsal Prompt

Ticket Information



Book before 11th June and get £2 OFF all adult tickets.

Applies to Tuesday through Thursday performances only, excluding first night.

Wednesday 18 July 7.30pm: All Tickets £12 (no concessions)
Thursday 19 - Saturday 21 July 7.30pm: £15
Sunday 22 July Matinée 3.00pm: £15
No Performance on Monday 23 July
Tuesday 24 - Saturday 28 July 7.30pm: £15
Children: £12 (ages 12 and under)
Family Ticket: £45 (2 adults & 2 children age 12 and under)
10% discount off full price tickets for groups of 10 or more (not valid with Early Bird offer)


Patrons are welcome to picnic in the beautiful gardens of Hamptworth Lodge from 6.00pm (1.30pm on Sunday 22 July).
You are advised to bring low back chairs, rugs, etc., as NO SEATING IS PROVIDED. We suggest you also bring jumpers or coats, as it can get cold even on the warmest of evenings.

Any decision to cancel a performance due to bad weather will not be taken until the performance start time; patrons may then be offered a ticket for another night.

Hamptworth Lodge is a private home not generally open to the public and there is no public access prior to the performance dates. Ample free parking and toilet facilities will be provided with provision for disabled patrons. There is a short walk of approx. 100 metres to the performance area. Hot and cold drinks and snacks will be available to buy. No unaccompanied children under 16. No dogs (except guide dogs). Note: We are not licensed to sell alcohol on site, but patrons are welcome to bring their own.


Available after the performance

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