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Don Rodolfo

  • 2021
  • Sitcom

Summary

Facing certain death, Don Rodolfo, the world's greatest swordsman, lover and butthead, tells his epic tale. Comedy short based on the hit live show of the same name, starring Ciaran Dowd and Jayde Adams.

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Review

Young comic Ciarán Dowd won the 2018 Edinburgh Comedy Award for best newcomer thanks to this swaggeringly silly tale of a Spanish swordsman. The entire show has been compressed into a 10-minute short, which barely allows time to establish tone and characters so the result feels a bit slight, but it’s an enjoyable spoof even so, with welcome hints of The Princess Bride.

The legendary Don Rodolfo (Dowd) arrives at a tavern in 1630s Spain, as the Catalan army outside demands his surrender. “I laugh in the face of death!” he cries (“It’s true. We get asked to leave a lot of funerals,” adds his squire), before relating the tale of the six-handed man who killed his father.

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Cast

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Don RodolfoCiaran Dowd
BurkeJayde Adams
CarlosAriyon Bakare
MargaritaAbbie Hern
PepeEd Gaughan
PhillipoOwen Roberts
PablitoFrancis Ezekiel

Crew

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DirectorTom Marshall
Executive producerRichard Allen-Turner
Executive producerRob Aslett
Executive producerJon Thoday
ProducerTom Marshall
WriterCiaran Dowd
WriterTom Parry

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