The Three Musketeers
2 August - 2 September
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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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Stephan is delighted to be returning to Iris for a second season. Having played a murdered King in Macbeth the more family orientated The Three Musketeers will be an exciting change. His stage credits include: Kevin in Dangling (Southwark Playhouse, dir. Kevin Tomlinson); Sailor, Thirst (Brightlights productions); Mercutio, Romero & Juliet Unzipped (Salisbury Playhouse dir Mark Powell); Tybalt in Romeo & Juliet (Reading Between the Lines, dir Hal Chambers).
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.
Albert de Jongh
Albert trained at LAMDA.
Screen credits include: The White Princess (Starz Network) and The Alienist (Paramount).
Stage credits include: As You Like It (Petersfield Shakespeare Festival); King John (Union Theatre) and whilst training, Crime and Punishment, Goodnight Children Everywhere, Fiddler on the Roof and The Winter’s Tale.
Ailsa Joy trained at RADA. Her theatre credits include: Bad Jews (West End + UK tour); Two Gentlemen of Verona, A Midsummer Night’s Dream (Guildford Shakespeare Company); TimePlays (Hampton Court Palace); Berenice (The Space); The Wind in the Willows (Polka Theatre); Fast Track, Cake, ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore, Peer Gynt (The North Wall, Oxford); Much Ado About Nothing, Arabian Nights, Pride and Prejudice (Drill Hall); The Crucible (Oxford Playhouse); The Siren’s Call, Mira Mira (Watermill Theatre).
TV credits include: Plebs (ITV2); The Royals (E! Entertainment).
Trained at Fourth Monkey Theatre Company.
Recent Credits: Danny in Bismillah: An Isis Tragicomedy (Wound Up Theatre); Valemon in The Girl with the Iron Claws (The Wrong Crowd); Arron The Moor in Titus Andronicus (Fourth Monkey Theatre Company).
Elliot is Co-Founder of Fools Rush In Theatre company and recently debuted his first piece A Murder Most Foley with a run at the Pleasance Theatre London.
Matt trained at Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts and had his graduation ceremony here at The Actors’ Church in 2005.
Theatre includes: A Serious Business (Pleasance Theatre/The Hat Factory); Macbeth (Iris Theatre); A Midsummer Nights Dream (Stafford Castle); Much Ado About Nothing, A Midsummer Nights Dream, Romeo and Juliet and Macbeth (Page2Stage Productions); Love In The Wood (Theatre Royal Haymarket); Docks Law (Lowry); Letting in Air (Young Vic / Box of Tricks); Sun and Heir (Royal Opera House); Ludd and Isis (assistant Director / Royal Opera House); Craven Choke Puppies (Paines Plough); Dying For It (Pleasance); Not Enough Oxygen (Cockpit Theatre); Aladdin, and Jack And The Beanstalk (Blackburn Empire); Calling (Tabard); and numerous immersive productions (Gideon Reeling and Bakehouse Factory).
Radio, Television & Film includes: Arnold Bennett (BBC Radio 4); Emmerdale (ITV); The Bill (ITV); David Bennett in The Royal (ITV); Robin (CarBoot Films. Dir. Mark Little); Ways To Live Forever (El Capitan Pictures, dir. Gustavo Ron); Life Classes (Boogle Eye Films, dir. Robin Morgan).
Matt is the artistic director for The Crystal Maze – LIVE.
He has also worked as assistant director and acting coach for Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Benjamin Britten’s Aldeburgh Music Concert Hall and Het Muziektheater, Amsterdam.
Bethan Rose Young
Bethan recently graduated from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and has just returned from performing in The Great Gatsby with Theatr Clwyd and the Guild of Misrule.
Her past credits include: Cosy (Millennium Centre Wales); Dead Born Grow (Frantic Assembly); Holby City (BBC) and Radio 1’s Big Weekend (BBC). Bethan represented RWCMD in the Carleton Hobbs Radio competition in 2017, and has since appeared in Northanger Abbey (Audible), Torchwood (Big Finish) and Blind Terror (Big Finish).
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.