Heroic deeds, epic duels and a lavish masquerade ball all come to life in a huge, outdoor adventure for all the family.
It's 1626 and a young d'Artagnan sets out for Paris, determined to join the King's Musketeers. There's just one problem, women aren't allowed. Undaunted, our heroine disguises herself as a man and manages to befriend the legendary Musketeer trio Athos, Aramis and Porthos.
The four fast friends are soon caught up in deadly plot involving the Queen, twelve diamonds studs and the safety of the entire French state. Will this mean war with England? Will all four of our heroes survive? And will anyone discover d'Artagnan's secret?
This summer in the grounds of St Paul's Church in Covent Garden, join d'Artagnan on her secret mission to be the first female Musketeer. Paul-Ryan Carberry directs Daniel Winder's adaptation of Alexandre Dumas's classic novel as you've never seen it before.
The Three Musketeers stars Jenny Horsthuis as d'Artagnan, who returns to Iris after her acclaimed performance as Malcolm in Macbeth last year, and features spectacular sword fights choreographed by Roger Bartlett (Treasure Island, 2016).
Iris is an award-winning theatre company; most celebrated for its annual summer season. In 2017, the company hosted a record breaking year at St Paul's with Macbeth and Hansel & Gretel, the latter shortlisted for Best Production for Young People (8+) at the Offies, the award the company won the previous year for Treasure Island.
BOOKING PERIOD: 2 August - 2 September 2018
RUNNING TIME: To be confirmed
AGE RESTRICTION: To be confirmed
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
What is the difference between St Paul's Church and Iris Theatre?
Iris Theatre is a theatre company and charity with its main office inside St Paul's Church. Iris works with the church to employ the space and gardens throughout the year for their productions and projects. St Paul's church is a listed building and active church.
Is there public restroom access at Iris Theatre?
St. Paul's church has no public restroom access. There are multiple facilities in the area around the Church.
Does Iris Theatre have disabled access?
If you wich to book Access tickets please contact Iris Theatre Company directly on firstname.lastname@example.org
Do you offer student/child discounts?
We offer child tickets for most of our productions. These are for young people aged 16 or under.
Do I need to buy a ticket for my baby?
You do not need to purchase a ticket for children under 18-months.
What is the policy on photography/filming during a show?
We do not allow any filming or photography during any of our shows.
Since Iris Theatre is in St. Paul's church, does that mean there is a dress code?
We do not have a strict dress code policy. We ask that patrons are mindful and respect the church as a building when they consider their attire.
Is there parking near the theatre?
As we are in the heart of Covent Garden there is very limited street parking. We advise you use public transport when you come to see one of our shows.
Can you accommodate Hearing dogs/ Guide dogs?
Yes, as long as they don't chase our resident cat Jones!
What happens if the weather is bad?
The vast majority of performances are completed each year. If it is only light rain, the performance goes on and we offer ponchos to our audiences. If it continues pouring badly, we may have to stop the show and re-start once the rain has cleared. With some shows, we will have the option of moving the show inside the church.
On rare occasions, it will not be possible for us to complete the performance. Tickets are then non-refundable in the event of cancellation because of the weather but may be exchanged for another performance or any other Iris Theatre show, subject to availability.
Iris Theatre's summer shows are open-air shows and audiences therefore accept that weather, climate and temperature which are out of our control are part of the experience at Iris Theatre.
What time will you decide whether the performance will be cancelled due to bad weather?
We will never cancel a performance before the advertised start time. This is because you would be amazed how often it can rain all day and then clear up just in time for the action to start and indeed, how localised bad weather can be.
If a show is cancelled on account of the weather, we will announce this at the time of cancellation at the venue.
VENUE: St. Paul's Church, Bedford St, Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED
What people are saying about The Three Musketeers
Rated 4 out of
A great event on Saturday afternoonI went to see the play with a couple of friends. There was a confusion with when to collect the tickets although we had e-ticket as we purchased the ticket via Internet. At the end we didn't really need tickets so it was waste of my time to rush to the play event when we needed to show only the e-ticket. This should be explained better.
But the play itself was worth to see. it was set in and around a church in Covent garden in London. It was a very famous story with a twist. I personally really liked it. The actors were great, used the whole church and garden to create a fascinating story and also to keep the audience alert. all in all great experience and I would recommend to anybody who loves theatre in different style. thank you ZG
Date published: 2018-08-17
Rated 5 out of
Brilliantly entertaining swashbucklerI went with some friends on a whim and so glad we did! Theatre at its best with hero’s, villains, kids involvement and lots of action, absolutely loved it.
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