The Lieder Theatre Company Presents
A swashbuckling comedy
The Three Musketeers
By Ken Ludwig
Directed by Chrisjohn Hancock
Opening on Wednesday 6th March
with a fundraiser hosted by the Goulburn Argyle Rotary Club Inc, raising money and awareness for Goulburn's Teapot Club, supporting autistic children and their families in Goulburn and district.
Opening night commences at 6.30pm with finger food, sandwiches, and drinks, catered by Goulburn Workers Club.
All tickets for opening night are $20 and can be purchased at Coffee Guru or Ray White Real Estate or by phoning 0439 410 733.
7.30pm every Friday, Saturday and Wednesday until 23rd March
2pm matinee Saturday 23rd March
Book tickets online or in person at Goulburn Medical Clinic, McKell Place.
For further information contact the Lieder Theatre on (02) 4821 5066 or email@example.com
Rehearsal photos by Ceilidh Newbury
This adaptation by Ken Ludwig (Moon Over Buffalo, Baskerville - A Sherlock Holmes Mystery) is based on the timeless swashbuckler written by Alexandre Dumas, a tale of heroism, treachery, close escapes, and above all, honour. The story is set in 1625 and follows D'Artagnan as he sets off for Paris in search of adventure. His sister, Sabine, is sent with him to attend convent school but is quickly entangled in her brother's adventures. Soon after reaching Paris they encounter the greatest heroes of the day, Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, the famous musketeers, and they join forces to defend the honour of the Queen of France. In so doing D'Artagnan finds himself in opposition to the most dangerous man in Europe, the Cardinal Richelieu, and the even more deadly and infamous Countess de Winter,
known as Milady...
The Lieder cast have been sharpening their swords and pointing their toes in preparation for the opening night, with the help of guest fight director Braddon Giles, who has provided essential advice and training in fencing and stage combat.
Our fearless cast features Harrison Treble as the young adventurer D'Artagnan, accompanied by Hannah Cotton playing his sister Sabine. The Three Musketeers are played by Joshua Waters, Martin Sanders, and Andy Picker, while the villainous cardinal is played by Rod McConnell and evil Milady by Erin Williams. Ryan Paranthoiene as King Louis XIII and Marianne Powles as Queen Anne are the tenuous rulers of France, supported by Blake Selmes, Courtney McKenzie, Evan Goad, Ben Pik and Jock McLean, all dealing with passionate love scenes, sharp swords, and fast costume changes.
Beautiful masks have been created by Margaret Bourke, and classic costumes have been dusted off and made new by Helena Bozzetto, Pauline J Mullen, and Christine Bentley.
All of this is being managed by a fearless stage crew led by Michelle Treble, Kathy Campbell, and Kate Easlea.
With plenty of romance, many sword fights, and just as many deaths, this show is not to be missed, and is a great way to open the Lieder's 2019 season of mainstage productions.