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New Vic Theatre to stage The Three Musketeers as their Christmas show

Staffordshire’s New Vic Theatre will stage a brand-new version of the Alexandre Dumas classic The Three Musketeers as their Christmas 2024 show.

Arguably Dumas’ best-known tale, The Three Musketeers was one of over 250 novels penned by the French writer, and the story of brave French swordsmen fighting for justice has been loved by generations of readers since it was published in 1844.   

It’s a stirring story about friendship, social mobility and courage remaining one of the greatest adventure stories ever told as d’Artagnan, Athos, Porthos, Aramis and the mysterious Milady de Winter try to do what is right.

There have been numerous translations, adaptations and abridgements of the novel from the Douglas Fairbanks silent film through several BBC series to Hollywood movies as their rallying cry ‘all for one, and one for all’ has echoed down the years.

“This is my second year being in the writers’ room with Alexandre Dumas, his adaptation of The Nutcracker and the Mouse Queen having been one of my companions last year,” says New Vic Artistic Director Theresa Heskins who is adapting it.  

“Before that I had been fairly ignorant about this prolific writer. I was interested to discover that he had begun his writing career as a playwright, no wonder he loves writing action. Theatre-in-the-round loves action, so Dumas’ swashbuckling epic is perfect for the New Vic’s unique space.” The Three Musketeers runs from Friday 15th November 2024 – Saturday 25th January 2025. To book 01782 717962 or www.newvictheatre.org.uk

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