On the evening of Friday 24th July an open-air production of The Three Musketeers, presented by Illyria Theatre Company, will be staged in the atmospheric surrounds of the ruined cathedral, which dates back to the 1200s.
This outdoor theatrical interpretation of Dumas’ famous historical adventure novel, first published in 1844, features the characters of the honourable musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, and follows the young d’Artagnan on his quest to join the elite trio as a musketeer of the King’s Guard.
Set in 17th century France at war, the Illyria production will see stage performers re-create this tale with a contemporary twist.
The audience can expect courage, swordsmanship and excitement as d’Artagnan sets out to prove himself worthy of the musketeer motto ‘All for one and one for all’ as he takes on challenge, adventure and battles against the scheming Cardinal Richelieu.
Lorna Ewan, Head of Visitor Experience, Content and Learning for Historic Scotland, said: “Elgin Cathedral provides the perfect stage for the re-telling of this well-known French adventure classic.
“This outdoor performance of The Three Musketeers will see a cast of performers bring some of the novel’s most famous characters to life, complete with heroic musketeers and plotting villains, in this unique depiction of a children’s favourite.”
This production is just one in a series of special, open-air theatrical productions that will be taking place across a number of Historic Scotland properties this summer.
The Three Musketeers is suitable for ages eight years and above, the production has a total run time of 2 hour 50 minutes and includes a 30 minute interval.
The Three Musketeers at Elgin Cathedral will take place on Friday 24th July, at 6.45pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets for this production can be purchased at Elgin Cathedral or online and are priced at £14 for adults, £12 for concessions and £10 for children (aged 8-15 years old).
Please note that tickets purchased online are subject to a small additional booking fee. A 10% discount is available for Historic Scotland members.