© Peter Colbrook
The Three Musketeers
D’Artagnan longs to be a Musketeer. Then by chance he meets Athos, Porthos and Aramis, the three Musketeers. They introduce him to the King and Queen of France who have unfortunately just been robbed! D’Artagnan promises to recover the Queen’s diamonds and he finds himself on an adventure. With the help of his Mother, ‘Antoinette’, a dancer from the Moulin Rouge and the rather dim duo ‘Ooh’ and ‘Lahlah’ he has to encounter many tasks including an invisible dog trial, a game of musical statues and a Dance off! The merry Fairy Rosé provides the clues as he searches for the lost diamonds. But unknowingly they are also followed by the evil Milady De Winter and Herman the Henchman who want the diamonds for themselves! Along the way we meet some unusual characters and as they gather the stolen diamonds they find that things are not always what they appear to be…
Blyth Players presented The Three Musketeers at Barnby Memorial Hall, Blyth. This pantomime was written in house by Janette Adams and followed the story of D’Artagnan’s quest in search of the King and Queens’s stolen jewels in the hope of proving himself to be worthy to become a part of the Three Musketeers. This pantomime was well presented and contained many traditional pantomime features; developing a wide range of characters throughout the story.
This was my second visit to Blyth and I am extremely impressed at how this group manage to use the extremely restrictive facilities to their fullest potential. The Director, Sharon Hughes, is obviously well acquainted and experienced with this restricted venue and did well in providing continuous action, traditional pantomime setting, spatial consistency and visual variety throughout; coordinating both principal and ensemble action very nicely. The musical numbers, supported by sound tracks, were generally well executed and the choreography showcased some very good dance ability from the younger performers.......See More