Original titleMAN OF LA MANCHA
Cast12 total (4 F and 8 M)
Variable cast sizeNo
RepresentationNordic representation
TranslatorAllan Mortensen
LyricistJoe Darion
ComposerMitch Leigh
LanguagesDanish, Nynorsk, Swedish
This is the story about the old and imprisoned Miguel de Cervantes. Throughout his various careers as an actor, poet and tax inspector, he has been nothing but a failure and is now awaiting his punishment for treachery against the Church. While waiting, he is threatened by his fellow prisoners wanting to deprive him of his last pitiable possessions, including the unfinished manuscript to ‘Don Quixote’. So in order to win it back he suggests that he and his servant provide them with entertainment and before their very eyes they become Don Quixote and Sancho Panza. Rich on imagination they convincingly ride on horse, fight for beautiful women and battle to achieve knighthood. The venue for all this is at the old country pub, so the fair virgin is played by the waitress Aldonza and the knighthood is presented by the landlord. But alas, in his last fight against his dark enemy Enchanter, he succumbs and lastly realises that he is nothing but an old fool. Nevertheless, his fellow prisoners are all deeply touched by the performance, so they return the manuscript and accompany him en route to the Inquisition. SONGS: The Impossible Dream, Man of La Mancha, Dulcinea, I Really Like Him, Little Bird, To Each His Dulcinea, Knight of the Woeful Countenance. ORCHESTRATION: Reed I: Flute (I) and Piccolo (I) Reed II: Flute (II) and Piccolo (II) Note: The Reed II part is optional. Reed III: Oboe Reed IV: Clarinet (I) Reed V: Bassoon and Clarinet (II) Horns I & II Trumpets I & II Trombone I Trombone II (Tenor Trombone and Bass with F attachment) String Bass Guitars I & II (Spanish) Note: This part includes all stage Guitar music. Timpani (2 pedal or 3 hand tuned drums) Percussion I & II Piano Conductor’s Score