Cross swords with NBT

Published April 17, 2008

Northern Ballet Theatre (NBT) is giving young people the chance to try their hand at swashbuckling as the company brings its production of The Three Musketeers to Sadler’s Wells from 5-10 June.

An action-packed dance interpretation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel, The Three Musketeers is a swashbuckling adventure set in the 17th century. The show combines ballet with sword fighting as musketeers Porthos, Athos and Aramis, together with ambitious young swordsman D’Artagnan, battle against Cardinal Richelieu’s forces to save the Queen. Meanwhile, D’Artagnan is falling in love with the Queen’s lady in waiting, Constance.

The Three Musketeers is choreographed by David Nixon and set to a score by the late composer Malcolm Arnold. Tickets cost £11-£35 and family tickets (comprising half price tickets for children) are available from Sadler’s Wells box office on 0870 737 7737.

As part of its visit, on Sunday 10 June at 12:30 (before the day’s matinee performance) NBT is holding a special family workshop in which children and their families can try out some of the dances and stage combat from The Three Musketeers for themselves, and have a go at hat and sword making. Designed for those with no previous dance experience, the workshop is open to everyone aged six and over. Children must be accompanied by an adult (maximum two children per adult). Tickets cost £6 for adults, £2 for children and are available from the Sadler’s Wells box office.

To book tickets for The Three Musketeers (not family tickets) click here.

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