THERE is a touch of Spanish humour with the live screening of an epic production at the Minehead Regal cinema next week.

Carlos Acosta's take on the historic tale of Don Quixote is coming direct from the Royal Opera House, in London's Covent Garden, to the cinema in seaside town's The Avenue at 7.15pm on Tuesday (November 7).

It is teeming with comedy, plenty of wit and an abundance of bravura choreography.

It promises to bring a mixture of the Spanish heat and romance of Miguel de Cervantes' classic novel to life.

Don Quixote, based on Cervantes’ epic novel of the same name, regales the adventures of the eccentric nobleman Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza.

The unlikely pair help to bring together a vivacious young couple named Kitri and Basilio.

The story is revived in an energetic 19th Century ballet which is enlivened by Ludwig Minkus’ spirited score and is a wonderful showcase for the virtuosity of The Royal Ballet's Principal dancers.

Created for The Royal Ballet a decade ago, Acosta’s exuberant production brings the sunshine and charm of Spain to the stage with Tim Hatley’s characterful designs.

The running time of Tuesday's production is 210 minutes, including two intervals.

Tickets for Don Quixote cost £15.50 to the general public and £15 for Regal Theatre Friends, £13 for Film Society members students and ES40s, and £10 for anyone aged under 14.

Numbered seats may be booked in advance online and at the Regal box office by phoning 01643 706430 between 9.30am and noon from Monday to Saturday.

The Regal bar will be open for pre-production refreshments from 6.45pm.