DAYS OUT: Family fun with The Three Musketeers

Williamson Park and Butterfly House
Williamson Park and Butterfly House
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A picnic in a park makes for a great day out – but add an outdoor theatre show in the mix and it’s even better.

The Dukes outdoor walkabout family show in Williamson Park, Lancaster, this summer is The Three Musketeers – and it is promising to be a real treat.

It runs in the picturesque park from July 3 until August 18.

Written by the Olivier Award nominated playwright Hattie Naylor and directed by Sarah Punshon, this new adaptation of Alexandre Dumas’ classic swashbuckling story will feature Lucy Parkinson as D’Artagnan.

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.

The audience will join D’Artagnan as she teams up with the legendary Three Musketeers – Porthos, Athos and Aramis – in a death-defying quest to save the life of a loving queen.

As they move from one fantastic location to another with the actors, the audience will follow in the footsteps of more than half a million people who The Dukes have been entertaining outdoors since 1987.

For more information and to book tickets, visit www.dukes-lancaster.org