Across the foyer of a crowded theatre, a handsome young man catches sight of the most expensive prostitute in town. When they meet, a mutual obsession is ignited – one that tears both their worlds apart. Set amidst the glittering splendours and miseries of 19th century Paris, Camille has scandalised and fascinated audiences and theatres, cinemas and opera houses for over a hundred and fifty years. Neil Bartlett’s new version returns to the original novel for its shockingly frank and emotional portrayal of a woman who can afford anything – except to fall in love.
Please note: Contains mature themes and language.
Target Audience: Adult, Senior & Teens 18+ years
Run time: 2 hours 30 minutes (including a 15 minute intermission)
A Comedy by Peter Raby, adapted from the Alexandre Dumas novel
A rousing, rollicking and eminently stage-worthy version of the classic “swashbuckler,” first presented by Canada’s Stratford Festival. Everyone is familiar with the renowned adventures of D’Artagnan and his three fellow musketeers, Athos, Porthos and Aramis, as they fight for king and country with frequent detours involving wine, women and song. The entire panoply of action is captured here with brilliant inventiveness and theatricality; the devious trickery of Cardinal Richelieu and Milady de Winter; the sad plight of the beauteous Constance Bonacieux; attempted assassinations; plots and counterplots; and the final triumph of virtue over the forces of evil. Moving swiftly from scene to scene, the play captures all the colour and excitement of the original serialized novel, and provides a memorable and unashamedly romantic experience for audiences of all ages!