The Don

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By Jeff Young.

Inspired by Cervantes' Don Quixote, The Don is a gentle dreamer, disheveled and battered by too many years spent in life's shadows.

Through the function suites, pubs and wedding dos of northern England, The Don, played by the incomparable Bill Nighy, staggers forever in pursuit of his imaginary lover Dulcie - his muse, his ideal 'lady', with his neighbour Sancho in tow.

The Don....Bill Nighy

Sancho....Danny Webb

Priest....Sam Kelly

Receptionist....Rosie Cavaliero

Barber....Deka Walmsley

Steve....Declan Wilson

Landlady....Elizabeth Bell

Lad....Oliver Jackson

Dulcie....Clara Sanabras

Music composed and performed by Harvey Brough

Lyrics by Jeff Young

Mike Outram (guitar).