Fringe 2024

Don Quixote at Edinburgh Fringe 2024

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”This double act is unmissable” – West End Best Friend

Meet Mike & Zin, Finland’s most popular clown duo. Anything can happen when this crooked two-man-band enters the stage. Don Quixote is a truly unmissable experience, which is at the same time lough-out-loud funny, moving, and unpredictable!

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”Taking as its inspiration the towering 17th century Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote is an impressively funny affair that is both very silly and very clever. The performers – Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama – have a tremendous rapport with their audience, and a combination of knowing intelligence and childlike openness that works beautifully” – All Edinburgh Theatre

Yes – who’d be better to guide you to the Spanish landscape than two clowns from Finland?

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ ”The show’s great success is that it embraces much more than physical clowning, with verbal comedy, astute topical references, musical parody and more. Underlying it all, it unobtrusively offers illuminating commentary on the great work itself. It’s warm-hearted, clever and very funny. Catch this professional and accomplished show whilst it’s here.” – Three Weeks Edinburgh

Miguel de Cervantes’ classic novel, Don Quixote, tells the story of a Spanish middle-aged man who loses his wits and decides to become a knight-errant. Together with his loyal companion Sancho Panza they ride along, seeking to help people in need. Underneath the comedic surface, the story has a rebellious undertone that encourages people not to kneel before evil authorities.

”If it sounds like it might be a children’s show, there are some adult moments, notably some (utterly bizarre) nudity. This is not the only unexpected turn in a production which features the first time I have ever genuinely seen the audience pelting a performer with tomatoes.” – All Edinburgh Theatre

This inventive show is produced by Red Nose Company, recipient of Finland’s 2023 Theatre of the Year Award. After winning over audiences in their native Finland, actors Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama are now bringing their magic to stages all over Europe.

Don Quixote will be at Edinburgh Fringe from 9th to 25th August.

The show is available for touring all over the world.


Event information

Venue Assembly Rooms, Bijou,
Price Tickets from £14.50
Date 09-25 Aug
Time 14:30
Event type Theatre (Clown, Comedy)
Company name Red Nose Company
Duration 60
Age Rating 16+
Event Warnings Audience participation, Nudity
Accessible entry: Ramped access
Wheelchair access type: Level Access
Stairs: None
Seating type: Level, unfixed

Show information

Touring crew 
Performers: Timo Ruuskanen and Tuukka Vasama
Sound & Light design: Jere Kolehmainen

Written and directed by: Timo Ruuskanen, Tuukka Vasama and Otso Kautto
English translation: Timo Ruuskanen, Tuukka Vasama and Eva Buchwald
Pictures: Tero Ahonen, Otso Kautto
Produced by: Red Nose Company