Man of La Mancha

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Man of La Mancha is a musical with a book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion and music by Mitch Leigh. It is adapted from Wasserman's non-musical 1959 teleplay I, Don Quixote, which was in turn inspired by Miguel de Cervantes's seventeenth century masterpiece Don Quixote. First presented on November 22, 1965 at the Anta Washington Square Theatre in New York.

Performance history in South Africa

1971: Geoffrey Sutherland directed and choreographed Man of La Mancha for JODS in 1971.

1986: First South African professional production at the Nico Malan Opera House. November 1, 1986. The producer was David Matheson, conductor Neville Dove, choreography by Mavis Becker, decor and costumes designed by Penny Simpson, lighting by John T. Baker. The cast included Lawrence Folley, Fitz Morley, De Wet van Rooyen, Philip de Vos and others.

Translations and adaptations


Theatre programme, 1986.

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