Adapted from Miguel de Cervantes' novel by James Fenton, the production originally opened in Stratford in 2016, starring David Threlfall and Rufus Hound. The pair now reprise their roles as Quixote and Sancho Panza, and will be joined by Will Bliss, Raphael Bushay, Farrell Cox, John Cummins, Richard Dempsey, Ruth Everett,
Gabriel Fleary, Richard Leeming, Nicholas Lumley, Natasha Magigi, Tom McCall, Joshua McCord, Bathsheba Piepe, Rosa Robson, Timothy Speyer and Eleanor Wyld.
The production runs from 27 October to 2 February at Garrick Theatre, and is designed by Robert Innes Hopkins, with music composed by Grant Olding, lighting by Mark Henderson and sound by Fergus O'Hare. The comedy director is Cal McCrystal and fight director is Malcolm Ranson. Movement is by Lucy Cullingford, with puppetry direction and design by Toby Olié and puppetry co-direction by Laura Cubitt.
The piece, which follows a travelling knight and his faithful squire, was described by WhatsOnStage critic Michael Coveney as "one of the most seriously enjoyable evenings at the RSC in a very long time".