19:45, Tue 4th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
19:45, Wed 5th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
19:45, Thu 6th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
19:45, Fri 7th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
14:30, Sat 8th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
19:45, Sat 8th April 2017 at ADC Theatre
This fast-moving and exciting new stage adaptation of Alexandre Dumas' famous adventure story
effectively captures the novel’s universal themes of hope, justice, vengeance, mercy, and forgiveness.
Edmond Dantes is a young man who has what appears to be the perfect life. About to become the captain
of a ship, he’s engaged to a beautiful and kind young woman, Mercedes, and he’s well liked by almost everyone who knows him. However, this perfect life stirs up dangerous jealousy among some of his so-called friends. Danglars, treasurer of Dantes’ ship, envies Edmond’s early career success; Fernand Mondego is in love with Dantes’ fiancée and so covets his amorous success, while Edmond’s neighbour, Caderousse is simply envious that Dantes is so much luckier in life than him. Together the three men draft a letter falsely
accusing the young man of treason. Arrested on his wedding day, Dantes is brought before the public prosecutor, Villefort who discovers that Dantes’ innocent actions may endanger his own political ambitions. He decides to send Edmond to the notorious Chateau d’If prison, for life.
Many years later Dantes escapes, acquires a fortune and a new identity as The Count of Monte Cristo.
He then sets about taking revenge on those responsible for his false imprisonment ..... with devastating consequences.