19 October 2018

Northern Ballet's The Three Musketeers - Theatre Royal Newcastle

Last night we got our glad rags on and headed to Newcastle's Theatre Royal on our annual trip to the ballet. We have always been immensely entertained by Northern Ballet's performances, last year The Little Mermaid had us entranced, and The Three Musketeers was no exception.

A night at the ballet - Northern Ballet's The Three Musketeers - Theatre Royal Newcastle

I had managed to get us some pretty good seats (Row A in the Grand Circle anyone? Expensive but worth it) and I'd had a look at some of the rehearsal videos (absolutely follow Northern Ballet's Twitter they're always posting amazing videos) so excitement and expectations were high.

Being us, we were running a little late, but we made it in time after inhaling our pre-theatre meal (Lola Jeans, would not recommend) and even managed to order our interval drinks. The bar staff  even very kindly reserved us a table for the interval.

The atmosphere was amazing. The performance was so funny and engaging that it was easy to get lost in the story. And the story? It was hilarious. It was a fantastic adventure, packed with action.

I loved the sword fighting - it was seamlessly part of the choreography, it was intense and exciting to watch, and at times it made us laugh. The costumes were gorgeous, and the set was so lavish and clever.

The Three Musketeers was an outstanding performance, gripping and sumptuous all at once, with a wicked humour throughout. It's an easy story to follow and get lost in, and filled with breathtaking action.

There are plenty of tickets left for the remaining performances at The Theatre Royal before the production moves to the Sheffield Lyceum Theatre and then Canterbury Marlowe Theatre and I would 100% recommend going along.

5 comments:

  1. Sounds like fun! I think the last theater performance I went to was Beauty and the Beast? It was a little while ago.

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  2. It sounds like you had a great time! :)
    It's been quite a while since I was at a theater; should change that asap.

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  3. I used to be a dancer and I actually know two people who've attended Northern Ballet school in the past! It's quite shameful that I've only ever been to the Ballet once having danced it myself for 14 years of my life but I'd love to go more, it sounds like you had a fabulous time!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

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  4. I'd love to go to a ballet. Actually, I'd love to go to the theatre more, but it's cost (plus hubs can be a hard sell.)

    Misa | theunicorngirl.co.uk

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  5. I used to do ballet as a child but I've never actually seen a show. I imagine it would be fantastic to watch. Your review is so beautifully written Cora, it really makes me want to book some tickets if there is a ballet on near me, I'm glad you had a wonderful time and thank you for sharing <3 xx

    Bexa | www.hellobexa.com

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