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The Three Musketeers


Willis Hall
adapted from the Alexander Dumas novel

Directed by Celia Bonner

23rd - 25th July 2009

Willis Hall brings Dumas' swashbuckling tale to the stage in a lively, tongue-in-cheek version of the original book. Set between 1625 and 1628, some of the characters are based on genuine people in history, while others are purely fictional.

D'Artagnan, a young Gascon, goes to Paris to join King Louis XIII's Musketeers and is befriended by three valiant members of that force: Athos, Porthos and Aramis. He shares their adventures, foiling the evil plans of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter to discredit Louis' wife, Anne.

Awful fun, and fun for all!

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Louis XIII, King of France Ian Cole
Anne of Austria, Queen to Louis XIII Lottie Tyler
Constance Bonacieux, Wardrobe Maid to the Queen Ruth Summerly-Barron
Donna Estefana, Lady-in-waiting to the Queen Jane Newman
Cardinal Richelieu David Reynolds
Rochefort, Captain of the Cardinal's Guard James Avery
D'Artagnan, a would-be musketeer Mike Palmer
D'Artagnan's father Ian McBride
An Innkeeper Bob Stewart
Clothilde, the Innkeeper's daughter Rhianne Statom-Barnett
Milady de Winter Alex Johnson
Porthos, King's Musketeer Hugh Everett
Aramis, King's Musketeer Steve Williamson
Athos, King's Musketeer Geoff Bird
Monsieur De Treville, Captain of the King's Musketeers Tom Thistleton
Jussac, Sergeant of the Cardinal's Guard Jon White
Men of the Cardinal's Guard Dom Bingle
Chris Simmons
Keith Ward
Planchet, a thief Charlie Cook
Monsieur Bonacieux, a draper Paul Lewis
The Duke of Buckingham John Keen
Nuns Helen Bingle
Catherine Hull
Mother Superior, of the Little Sisters of St Cecilia Chris McClory
Country Priest Peter de la Wyche
All other parts including villagers, courtiers, musketeers, a tailor, guards, nuns, footmen, serveants, gaolers, stretcher-bearers and a shambling wretch played by members of the company.
Assistant Director Adele Taylor
Fight Director Renny Krupinski
Choreographer June Janes
Stage Manager Jan Atkinson
ASMs Liz Cook
Mark Jephcott
Vi Pope
Christina Theobald
Properties Helen Bingle
Lighting Geoff Buckley
Sound Chris Mills
Charlie Cook
Wardrobe Carole Holmes
assisted by members of the Green Room Wardrobe team
Costumes Mike Shaw at the Altrincham Garrick
The Costume Shop, Denton
The National Trust
Set Construction Steve Williamson
Rehearsal Photography Chris Hills