Bollington Childrens Music Theatre
By Bicycle to Bollington
Bollington Festival Music Theatre
The latest production from the young cast of Bollington Festival Music Theatre. The hapless knight, Don Quixote arrives on a rusty old bike, and spies White Nancy. What can it be? A dragon’s egg? A prison for a damsel in distress?
For over thirty years, the Music Theatre has performed specially written shows, many with a local flavour. The first one of 2018 is no exception.
By Bicycle to Bollington brings that well-meaning but chaotic character Don Quixote to town. Don Quixote by Miguel Cervantes is the best-selling novel of all time. It tells of an elderly man who reads too much, his favourite stories being those of knights of old. Off he sets to imitate his heroes, but he only manages to cause mayhem wherever he goes. They declare him mad – and here we interrupt the story… Don Quixote discovers that his creator means to kill him off in the final chapter. So he escapes on a rusty old bike (which Leonardo da Vinci invented) and makes his way through time and space to Bollington, a pleasant spot to retire. But everywhere he looks he sees new challenges – giants and dragons to defeat, and damsels in distress to rescue. Perhaps only Lady Nancy can bring him to his senses.
By Bicycle to Bollington is a musical play full of crazy characters, daft adventures, witty words, catchy songs, and local references.
Sunday 18th March, 2.30-3.45 pm. £7 adults, £3 children – Soft drinks available