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Charity number: 1077161

Company number: 3724349

Theatre

Les Musketieres Du Trois

By Rats With Wings

Dates
Wednesday 6 July 2016 - Friday 8 July 2016

These men might be heroes, clowns, simpletons or rogues. What is certain is that there are three of them…or four…(or five) and they are all very French.

These are harsh times: paupers will do anything for a bite to eat, while the gluttonous King Louis will consume anything he can get his grubby hands on. In order to rise from the gutter, one young man must fight for King, Queen and the love of his life to prove his worth. To succeed he’ll need new friends, but with friends like these…

Rats With Wings Theatre adopt a very physical form of storytelling, drawing inspiration from clowning, commedia, Lecoq and slapstick comedy to present a journey of bumbling sword fights, wailing peasants pompous courtiers and ridiculous romances. This series of hilarious scenarios is performed in a nonsensical faux-French, using half mask.

This new stage version of Alexandre Dumas’ classic novel The Three Musketeers aims to explore the comedic speech of the body beyond words.


Reviews

"The quirky and offbeat comedy of the play will amuse any audience"

The Theatre Tourist

"The strangeness of it turns into something genuinely delightful"

Euston Street Diaries