The Three Musketeers
2 August - 2 September
Heroic deeds, epic duels and a lavish masquerade ball all come to life in a huge, outdoor adventure for all the family.
It’s 1626 and a young d’Artagnan sets out for Paris, determined to join the King’s Musketeers. There’s just one problem, women aren’t allowed. Undaunted, our heroine disguises herself as man and manages to befriend the legendary Musketeer trio Athos, Aramis and Porthos.
The four fast friends are soon caught up in deadly plot involving the Queen, twelve diamonds studs and the safety of the entire French state. Will this mean war with England? Will all four of our heroes survive? And will anyone discover d’Artagnan’s secret?
This summer in the grounds of St Paul’s Church in Covent Garden, join d’Artagnan on her secret mission to be the first female Musketeer. Paul-Ryan Carberry directs Daniel Winder’s adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’s classic novel as you’ve never seen it before.
The Three Musketeers stars Jenny Horsthuis as d’Artagnan, who returns to Iris after her acclaimed performance as Malcolm in Macbeth last year, and features spectacular sword fights choreographed by Roger Bartlett (Treasure Island, 2016).
Main run: £20
Children (under 16): £14
Previews (2nd – 7th August): £14
Families of 4 (minimum two children): £55
Families of 6 (minimum three children): £80
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Jenny trained at East 15 Acting School.
She made her Iris debut in last year’s production of Macbeth, playing Malcolm/Lady Macduff/Witch and is absolutely delighted to have been invited back to play d’Artagnan in this exciting new adaptation of The Three Musketeers.
Her recent theatre credits includes Inside Pussy Riot (Saatchi Gallery); Swift in Word Words Words (Corbett Theatre) and Anna in Fast Track, part of the Monologue Slam UK for which she was runner up. Credits whilst training include Mr Kolpert, Othello, The Cherry Orchard, The Taming of the Shrew, Pressure Drop, Summer Brave, The Baden Baden Lesson on Consent and The Permanent Way.
Jenny also appears in the Web Series Mime in 12 Sketches in a Shed (Dan Tambling Productions). She is also a popular voice over artist with credits including work for The Children's Society and Speedo.
Prior to The Three Musketeers, Jenny will be working with the acclaimed Secret Cinema company.
Paul-Ryan originally trained as an actor and graduated from drama school in 2008.
Recent directing credits include: The Juliet Letters (a newly devised installation piece based on the concept album by Elvis Costello and The Brodsky Quartet); A Serious Business (Luton Culture/Tour); Tony Harrison's The Nativity (St James's Church-Site Specific); The Outback Games (Edinburgh Festival); Star Jumps Are Not Essential ( Lost Theatre); Touched (Bernie Grant Arts Centre); and James Joyce's The Dead, Heathers, Ourselves Alone, Into The Woods, and Parade (Mountview).
Acting credits include; A Song For Jenny, The Village (BBC); Billy in Billy Liar (West Yorkshire Playhouse); Little Voice (Bolton Octagon); A Christmas Carol (Birmingham REP); Everybody Loves a Winner (Royal Exchange). Paul-Ryan also originated the lead role of Jack in Nikolai Foster's original musical production of All The Fun Of The Fair (UK No.1 Tour).
Paul-Ryan is the artistic director of the newly founded theatre company, common state.
Dan founded Iris Theatre in 2007. His varied training includes both theoretical physics and acting. Since graduating from Drama Centre in 2006, he has dedicated much of his time to building the company. He has worked professionally in Austria both for the Shakespeare in Styria festival and the Vienna English Theatre as a director and writer, as well as for The Castle Wellingborough on their 2012 Christmas show Sleeping Beauty. His 2016 production of Treasure Island was awarded Best Production for Young People (8+) at the Off West End awards.
Writing credits for Iris include: Alice in Wonderland, Alice Through the Looking Glass, Pinocchio, Treasure Island and Hansel & Gretel and the Witch Baba Yaga.
Directing credits for Iris include: Murder in the Cathedral, The Mysteries, Alecstis, Romeo & Juliet, The Wind in the Willows, Dido and Aeneas, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Gutter Press, As You Like It, Julius Caesar, H.R.Haitch, Richard III, Pinocchio, Treasure Island and Macbeth.