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Northern Ballet dancers in poster image for The Three Musketeers, photo by Guy Farrow

The Three Musketeers

17th century Paris. The mood is tense as d’Artagnan and the three musketeers embark on an action-packed quest to save the Queen’s reputation and the life of d’Artagnan’s love.

See the tale unfold in a whirlwind of adventure, romance and intrigue, accompanied by Sir Malcolm Arnold’s sweeping score played live.

A rip-roaring ballet with a classic love story at its heart, David Nixon’s The Three Musketeers is bound to leave a smile on your face.

Nominated for Best New Dance Production at the Olivier Awards 2008
Winner of the Best Dance award at the M.E.N Theatre Awards 2007

Running time 2 hours 15 minutes (approximately)

‘The finest possible manifestation of popular dance entertainment’
Dance Europe
Anne and Buckingham steal a few precious moments for their illicit love
Rochfort and d'Artagnan in a fast and brutal sword-fight
D'Artagnan and Constance find love for each other
D'Artagnan dances around Constance, trying to impress her
Constance, full of love and excitement, leaps through the air

Creative Team

Director, Choreographer and Costume Designer
  • Sir Malcolm Arnold
Set Designer
Lighting Designer
Original Lighting
  • David Grill
  • David Drew MBE
Fight Direction & Choreography
Original Score Compiler
Music by arrangement with
  • Novello & Company Limited
  • Novello & Company Limited on behalf of Faber Music Limited
  • Novello & Company Limited on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Limited

Header photo taken by Guy Farrow, production photos taken by Emma Kauldhar.