The Three Musketeers

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Event details

  • Tuesday 3 July – Saturday 18 August
  • 7.15pm
  • The Dukes, Moor Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1QE
  • 01524 598500

Homegrown Walkabout Theatre in Williamson Park

By Hattie Naylor | Directed by Sarah Punshon

Country bumpkin D’Artagnan comes to the big city with a big dream: to become a Musketeer. But when he accidentally becomes embroiled in the sinister schemes of Cardinal Richelieu, it doesn’t seem likely he’ll survive long enough. Especially as this would-be Musketeer is hiding a huge secret: “he” is really a “she”…

Take a swashbuckling adventure through Lancaster’s beautiful Williamson Park this summer, as D’Artagnan teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers, Porthos, Athos and Aramis, in a death-defying quest to save the life of a loving Queen.

Inventive stagecraft, witty dialogue and energetic swordplay will bring Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel to life in a brand new adaptation with a thoroughly modern twist.

Thrill as D’Artagnan takes on three duels at once! Gasp as Milady weaves her evil intrigues! Cheer as the Musketeers save the day at the last possible moment (we hope!)

Schools workshops are available to accompany these performances, specifically tailored for your group. These are available for both primary and secondary schools. Please click here for more details.

The Dukes play in the park is a summer treat not to be missed.

Go behind the scenes of the park show and get an inside look at the rehearsal process with Secrets of the Stage on Wed 13 June at 6pm. CLICK HERE TO FIND OUT MORE.

“A visual and theatrical spectacle that will delight audiences of all ages.” – Lakes UK on our 2017 park show Treasure Island

The Three Musketeers is proudly sponsored by
BLACK BEAR ICT

Tue 3 July – Sat 18 August  (excluding Mondays and some Sundays*) 

*There will be no Sunday shows on:

  • Sunday 8 July
  • Sunday 15 July
  • Sunday 29 July
  • Sunday 5 August

 

Previews: Tue 3 – Thu 5 July. Tickets: Adults – £15, Children – £8

BSL performance: Friday 3 August

Audio Description: An audio guide is available to accompany this production from Tuesday 17 July

Tickets Previews Mon – Thu Fri Sat
Full Price  £15 £20 £22 £26
Children £8 £13.50 £14.50 £16

Concessions receive £2 off

Friends of The Dukes: receive an extra £1 off. See The Three Musketeers for HALF PRICE on Thursday 5 July or Tuesday 10 July.

Schools: £9.50 & one teacher free with every ten pupils (Mon-Fri only)

Groups: Buy 10+ tickets and save £1 per ticket. Buy 40+ tickets and save £2 per ticket.

*Only one special offer may be used on each ticket booked unless otherwise specified. Special offers not available on preview performances.

HOW MUCH WALKING IS INVOLVED?

There are 4/5 scenes, and each scene takes place in a different location within the park. There will be slow guided walks of approximately 5-10 minutes between each scene. Some of these walks will be up and down steep slopes. The route is wheelchair accessible.

WHEELCHAIR / MOBILITY SCOOTER USERS

Because the route takes you up and down steep slopes, you will require somebody physically fit to assist you. If you haven’t already, please call the Box Office on 01524 598500 to request a free ticket for this person.

WHAT IS THE SEATING LIKE?

Some scenes have seats to sit on, and some do not. You can purchase a seating mat or bring along your own folding chairs or mats. There will be a designated area for folding chairs at each scene.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OR FILM?

Photography and the use of recording equipment, including mobile phones, are not permitted at any time.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs are not permitted at any of our performances, except for assistance dogs. If you arrive with a dog, we will be unable to admit you.

CAN I BRING A PUSHCHAIR FOR MY CHILD / BABY?

Space is limited so if you want to bring your child/ baby in a pushchair you will need to purchase a child’s ticket. Babies carried strapped to an adult in a sling/papoose do not need a ticket.

WHAT TO WEAR

Warm outdoor clothing, appropriate footwear for all outdoor terrains, and waterproofs are essential.  It is also advisable to bring sun lotions and midge spray.  Umbrellas are permitted, but please use them with consideration to other audience members.

WHAT CAN I EAT AND DRINK?

The park café is open and they will have a stall at the first scene selling food and drinks or you can bring your own picnic (plastic tumblers only).

WHAT TIME SHOULD I ARRIVE?

The Ticket Office at the Park opens at 6.00pm. We recommend arriving by 6.30pm. The park is open all day with plenty to see and do – have a look here.

HOW TO GET TO WILLIAMSON PARK?

DRIVING

FROM THE NORTH

Use M6 junction 34. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

FROM THE SOUTH

Use M6 junction 33. Follow the brown heritage signs marked Ashton Memorial or Butterfly House which take you to Williamson Park.

For Satnav: LA1 3DZ – this will take you to the Wyresdale Road Car Park (please see ‘Parking’ for more information)

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

The park is a 30 minute walk from Lancaster Train and Bus Stations, and is situated on top of a hill. Please check your travel details online or call Lancaster Visitor Information Centre on 01524 582394.

TAXIS

32090 Taxis: 01524 32090

Radio Taxis: 01524 848848

WHERE DO I PARK

There are two carparks but we usually recommend using Wyresdale road. For accessible parking please call us nearer the time and we will advise you where the last scene is and the best car park to use

car-park-map

Accessible toilets are available at Wyresdale Road car park and the cafe.

 

WHAT IF I’M LATE?

The Box Office will close at 7.45pm. After this time, if you have already purchased tickets, please make your way to the first scene.

WHAT HAPPENS IF IT RAINS?

We do perform in wet weather, so please come prepared. Very few performances are lost to bad weather, and we aim to carry on unless conditions put the safety of audiences or performers at risk.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A SHOW IS CANCELLED?

The earliest a decision about whether to cancel a show will be taken is at 7.15pm on the evening of the show and will depend on conditions in the park at that time.

When a performance is cancelled ticket holders will be entitled to equivalent replacement tickets for a future performance of this or any other Dukes production, to the equivalent cash value, subject to availability, to be booked within 1 year. No cash refund will be given (Law Reform (Frustrated Contracts) Act 1947). In the event of a last night performance being cancelled or if all remaining performances have sold out, there will be no replacement performance of the show, and above conditions apply.

CAN I TAKE PHOTOS OR FILM?

Photography and the use of recording equipment, including mobile phones, are not permitted at any time.

CAN I BRING MY DOG?

Dogs are not permitted at any of our performances, except for assistance dogs. If you arrive with a dog, we will be unable to admit you.

CAN I BRING A PUSHCHAIR FOR MY CHILD / BABY?

Space is limited so if you want to bring your child/ baby in a pushchair you will need to purchase a child’s ticket. Babies carried by an adult in a sling/papoose do not need a ticket.

Please also note the following:

  • The management reserves the right to refuse admission;
  • All tickets are non-refundable;

If any of the above terms and conditions are unacceptable to you please contact the Box Office within three working days of receiving your tickets and a full refund will be given.

DUKES BOX OFFICE; Moor Lane, Lancaster LA1 1QE   Tel: 01524 598500