3rd – 7th January.
A swashbuckling new year treat for the whole family.
A brand-new adaptation of the ever popular THE THREE MUSKETEERS arrives at The Cotswold Playhouse, Gloucestershire from Wednesday 3 – Sunday 7 January providing an action-packed swashbuckling start to the New Year for the whole family!
THE THREE MUSKETEERS, based on the classic novel by Alexandre Dumas, is brought to the stage by the acclaimed BAROQUE THEATRE COMPANY, one of the UK’s leading independent touring theatre companies who visit Gloucestershire as part of a national tour.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS is a fast-paced production brimming with energy, skillful storytelling, sumptuous costumes, inventive stagecraft and lots of witty comedy.
Adapted by upcoming playwright Ivan Wilkinson, THE THREE MUSKETEERS tells the story of the handsome young man d’Artagnan who leaves home to join the King’s elite Musketeers in Paris. There he meets Musketeers Porthos, Athos and Aramis and discovers life is not always simple and love never is.
The four go on to defend the honour of the regiment against the guards of Cardinal Richelieu and his spy Milady, one of literature’s most memorable female villains, before its gripping and dramatic conclusion!
Claire Bibby, Baroque Theatre’s Founder and Producer who is also in the play said “I’m really excited to be bringing this new adaptation of the much-loved story to Gloucestershire for the New Year. This is a great time to bring family and friends together for a good night or afternoon out at the theatre and The Three Musketeers is the ideal production for all the family!”
THE THREE MUSKETEERS stars Burton-Upon-Trent born Phil Reeve (d’Artagnan) credits include The Golden Monkey in His Dark Materials, Birmingham Old Rep; Surrey-born Josephine Kook-Clark (Constance/Milady) who makes her Baroque Theatre Company debut; Shrewsbury-born Ed Allenby (Athos/Buckingham) whose credits include Horrible Histories at Birmingham Stage Company; London-born Charlotte Price (Rochefort) credits include Common the National Theatre co-production with Headlong; Bristol-born Ellis J. Wells (Porthos/Richelieu) credits include the lead role in Richard III (Windsor Globe); Duncan Woodruff (Aramis/King Louis) credits include Ratty in Image Musical Theatre’s national tour of Wind in the Willows; Cromer-based Helen Fullerton (Planchet) who has just finished filming ‘Wuthering Heights a new gothic feature film adaptation and Kent-born Claire Bibby (Queen Anne/Treville) Founder and Producer of Baroque Theatre Company.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS is adapted and Directed by Northumberland born actor Ivan Wilkinson. Ivan has worked as a professional actor since the age of 17 but has only recently turned to writing and directing. His first stage adaptation was ‘Kidnapped’ by Robert Louis Stevenson for Sell A Door theatre company which toured nationally in 2014. He followed this up with an original play, ‘Glamour Girl’ for Quill and Inkling theatre company.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS is produced by Claire Bibby, directed by Ivan Wilkinson, artistic director Adam Morley, set build by Matt Nunn, costume designer Suzanne Bell, stage manager Samson Robinson, technician Joe Nicholls, and is sponsored by Clarian Ltd.