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Preview: The Three Musketeers at Newcastle Theatre Royal


The Three Musketeers
Newcastle Theatre Royal
Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th October 2018

Northern Ballet make a triumphant return to Newcastle Theatre Royal this autumn in a spirited adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ The Three Musketeers which returns to the UK stage for the first time in over 10 years.

Photo: Emma Kauldhar
Choreographed by David Nixon OBE, this action-packed ballet is set in 17th century Paris where honour is everything but no secret is safe. The Three Musketeers sees devoted friends d’Artagnan and musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis, race off on a chivalrous quest to save the Queen’s reputation and the life of d’Artagnan’s love.

Photo: Emma Kauldhar
Faced with scheming villains at every turn, the path to victory does not run smooth in this dashing tale of intrigue, treachery and romance. This is a gripping ballet with thrilling swordplay and larger than life characters for the whole family to enjoy.

Photo: Emma Kauldhar
Last performed in the UK in 2007, David Nixon OBE’s The Three Musketeers is set to an enduringly popular score composed by Sir Malcolm Arnold and played live by Northern Ballet Sinfonia. The production features sets designed by Charles Cusick Smith, lighting by Alastair West and costumes by David Nixon OBE. The Three Musketeers was nominated for an Olivier Award in 2008 and won the award for Best Dance at the MEN Theatre Awards.
Photo: Emma Kauldhar
Photo: Emma Kauldhar
David Nixon OBE said: “With its action-orientated plot, The Three Musketeers is an engaging and fun production both to perform and to watch. It has every element that makes a great ballet; romance, politics, fun and fights; and our dancers especially love gaining sword-fighting skills! I am delighted to be bringing this production back out on tour for the first time in a decade; our loyal audiences have been asking for this for a long time so I am pleased that they will be able to see it again, as well as for a new generation to be able to enjoy.”
Photo: Emma Kauldhar
The Three Musketeers plays at Newcastle Theatre Royal from Wednesday 17th – Saturday 20th October 2018 with an audio-described performance and touch tour for visually-impaired patrons (Sat 20 Oct). Tickets are priced from £14.50 and can be purchased at or from the Theatre Royal Box Office on 08448 11 21 21 (calls cost 7ppm plus your phone company’s access charge).

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