Michael Linnit and Michael Grade in collaboration with English National Opera present

Man of La Mancha

The universal tale of love, hope and adventure opens for a strictly limited season, starring Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Cassidy Janson and Peter Polycarpou.

26 Apr - 08 Jun 2019

The producers who brought you the smash hit productions of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Sunset Boulevard, Carousel and Chess present the Tony Award-winning musical Man of La Mancha.

Featuring the legendary song, The Impossible Dream (The Quest), Man of La Mancha is inspired by Miguel de Cervantes’s masterpiece novel Don Quixote. This uplifting, timeless tale stars Kelsey Grammer, Danielle de Niese, Nicholas Lyndhurst, Cassidy Janson and Peter Polycarpou from 26 April for a limited six week season.

Described by esteemed American critic Edward P. Morgan as ‘one of the most magnificently moving pieces I have ever seen on any stage’, and celebrated throughout the world, Man of La Mancha at last returns to the West End in a new production for the first time in 50 years. Performed on the magnificent stage at the London Coliseum with ENO’s 30-piece orchestra, it is set to be the theatrical event of the year.

Join Don Quixote as he chases his impossible dream, to pursue the beautiful princess Dulcinea – and a few windmills. Determined to uphold all that is good and right at a time when the odds are stacked against him, Quixote’s courage is abounding, and we are all compelled to follow his unreachable star.

Running Time
2hrs 05mins

Tickets start from £15 plus booking fee of £2.25 per ticket.

Pre performance talk
4 May 2019
Tickets £5 (£2.50 for concessions)
Book your ticket for the pre-performance talk

Age guidance: Contains some adult themes which may not be suitable for children under 12.

For more information, please contact the London Coliseum on 020 7845 9300 or box.office@eno.org

Danielle de Niese and Cassidy Janson will share the role of Aldonza and Dulcinea. Download performance schedule [PDF] >>


Creative Team

Dale Wasserman


Mitch Leigh


Joe Darion


Lonny Price


David White

Conductor & New Orchestrations

Rebecca Howell


James Noone

Set Designer

Fotini Dimou

Costume Designer

Rick Fisher

Lighting Designer

Mick Potter

Sound Designer

David Grindrod CDG

Casting Director

Patrick Molony

Production Manager

Kate Waters

Fight Director


Kelsey Grammer

Miguel de Cervantes/Don Quixote

Danielle de Niese


26 Apr 7.30, 27 Apr 2.30 & 7.30, 29 Apr 7.30, 30 Apr 7.00, 1 May 7.30, 2 May 7.30, 3 May 7.30, 4 May 2.30 & 7.30, 6 May 7.30, 7 May 7.30, 8 May 7.30, 9 May 7.30, 10 May 7.30, 11 May 2.30 & 7.30, 13 May 7.30, 14 May 7.30, 15 May 7.30, 16 May 7.30, 17 May 7.30, 18 May 2.30, 18 May 7.30, 20 May 7.30, 22 May 7.30, 23 May 7.30, 25 May 7.30, 29 May 7.30, 30 May 7.30, 1 Jun 7.30, 4 Jun 7.30, 6 Jun 7.30

Cassidy Janson


1 May 2.30, 8 May 2.30, 15 May 2.30, 21 May 7.30, 22 May 2.30, 24 May 7.30, 25 May 2.30, 28 May 7.30, 29 May 2.30, 31 May 7.30, 1 Jun 2.30, 3 Jun 7.30, 5 Jun 2.30 & 7.30, 7 Jun 7.30, 8 Jun 2.30 & 7.30

Nicholas Lyndhurst


Peter Polycarpou

Sancho Panza

Femi Akinfolarin

Emanuel Alba

Rakesh Boury

Stephen John Davis

Tim Hodges

Tash Holway

Luke Jackson

Julie Jupp

Natasha Leaver

Luke McCall

Eugene McCoy

Debra Michaels

Paul F Monaghan

Dominic Owen

Minal Patel

Ryan Pidgen

Alex Pinder

Joseph Poulton

Jocelyn Prah

David Seadon-Young

Lucy St. Louis

Samuel Thomas

Helen Walsh

Teddy Wills

Anna Woodside