Don Quixote has forgotten his role and nature. He is a 21st century company man, dashing from task to task, a harassed commuter, feeling the stresses of city life. He is a man with no idea of his Quixotic 'wild nature'. Sancho comes to him in a dream, and is first rejected by his master, but he devises magic and miracles which convince Quixote that he wants to fly!The large open courtyard becomes wild with images of grotesque shadows; the high wall has many vivid images play over it, the cobbles are made to bloom – and the audience has to keep its wits about it to catch all the treats that are presented. The company at times move amongst the audience, and you may feel you want to see it a second time to see what you may have missed. And to bathe again in the dream world that is presented. The windmills are there, of course, and they are treated to dazzling and explosive visual treatment. There are many forms of umbrellas, and after you may feel that you would like an umbrella just as an accessory. This show has not been seen in Europe before and is only on until the 14th – and it is not that warm at ten of an Edinburgh evening. But – it is very well worth making the effort for this spectacular show which I have no doubt will stay in my memory as one of the highlights of this year’s festivals.Grab a ticket while you can, and enjoy a technically splendid and thoroughly transporting show.

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The Blurb

Fantastic outdoor summer night spectacle. Cervantes' work retold through mime, movement, music and whole building projection, as seen in China, Japan and Korea. Dokkabi award winner, Chuncheon International Mime Festival. www.creativevaqi.com

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