It’s Press Night tonight of the Royal Shakespeare Company’s new production of Don Quixote, with Sainou’s John Cummins in the cast.
After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry, Don Quixote decides to embark on a quest of his own. Taking up a lance and sword, he sets out to become a wandering knight, defending the helpless and vanquishing the wicked.
Hopelessly unprepared and increasingly losing his grip on reality, he travels across Spain accompanied by his faithful and equally ill-suited squire. With each calamitous adventure they experience, the romantic ideal of Quixote’s books seems further away than ever.
Cervantes’ comic novel is widely regarded as one of the foundation stones of modern fiction. It is newly adapted for the stage for the RSC by James Fenton (The Orphan of Zhao 2012) and directed by Angus Jackson (Oppenheimer 2014) to mark the 400th anniversary of Cervantes’ death.Overview
John Cummins trained at RADA.
He is an accomplished stage actor who has performed in several seasons at Shakespeare's Globe, The National Theatre and The Bush. His credits include: Hyde Villiers in The Whip, Philip of France in King John, Thomas Cromwell in Henry VIII, Simpkin/Parrot in Anne Boleyn, Tim Muffin in Eigengrau and Gavy in Stuart: A Life Backwards.
His television credits include: The Witcher, Doctor Who, 24: Live Another Day, The Hour, Holby City and EastEnders.
John features in the Film 4 feature directed by Sarah Gavron, Suffragette.
He played Levin in the Manchester Royal Exchange production of Anna Karenina.About Sainou
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