A RIOTOUS re-imagining of a Spanish classic is taking Perth audiences through the Wee County after opening this week.

The “coming of old-age” comedy Don Quixote – Man of Clackmannanshire opened at Perth Theatre as the Advertiser went to print on Tuesday, October 25.

The re-imagining of the Spanish epic novel The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes follows the adventures of 87-year-old Don, played by Benny Young, as he saddles up his mobility scooter and sets forth through the pedestrianised town centres, traffic islands, wind farms and Wetherspoons of contemporary Scotland.

Accompanied by his verbally incontinent nephew Sandy, played by Sean Connor, Don’s quest to be the hero the world demands is cut short when he is dragged home to face his greatest nemesis: a social care needs assessment.

Promotional material for the show has been spotted on the streets by Clackmannanshire Provost Donald Balsillie, who was delighted at seeing the Wee County up in big lights and is set to attend the press performance this Saturday.

Provost 'Don' Balsillie said: “As Provost of Clackmannanshire I was delighted and intrigued to see our Wee County featured up in lights, in posters and publicity material for the show.

“I have been keen to see local products produced locally to be branded 'made in Clackmannanshire' in order to raise the profile of our area and put it on the map.

“I understand the show has received great reviews and as well as being set in Clackmannanshire is a play on the words Man of La Mancha.

“I am sure this modern Scottish update of the traditional Spanish tale will have strong resonance for those attending.

“I look forward to seeing the show and hope all those living in the golden triangle Alloa, Dundee and Perth will take the same opportunity!”

Don Quixote – Man of Clackmannanshire, which features a live flamenco guitar score, is a co-production between Perth Theatre and Dundee Rep.

Directed by Lu Kemp, it will run until Saturday, November 5.

Visit horsecross.co.uk for tickets and more information or contact the box office on 01738 621031.