THE THREE MUSKETEERS
"Catch them if you can!"
London Theatre 1
Written by Alexandre Dumas.
Adapted by Marcus Bazley, with the company.
Running time: approximately 2 hours, including a 20 minute interval.
Originally created in 2016 as the resident theatre company at The Proud Archivist in Haggerston, London.
Athos, Porthos and Aramis, relate the remarkable story of young d'Artagnan.
Arriving in Paris to seek a position in the King's Musketeers, d'Artagnan quickly finds himself embroiled in a political game much bigger and much more dangerous than he could possibly have imagined. A thrilling adventure of love and revenge unfolds, in which d'Artagnan must not only save the nation of France but the woman he loves.
A fast-paced and physical production, that is as tense and dark, as it is playful and comic.
"This is a text around which a whole myth has emerged. Yet the musketeers of Dumas' novel are hardly the swashbuckling and honourable heroes we imagine - at least not to modern eyes.
The novel is very much a tale of two halves and we have followed that in our adaptation. The first half is a fun, light-hearted adventure story, whilst the second is a dark, political revenge drama.
Our adaptation questions who is good and who is evil, showing the shades of grey in what has traditionally been presented as a black and white world."
Marcus Bazley, Co-Artistic Director