Nick Scovell, a local professional writer, admits that the idea behind his new play, The Four Musketeers, is because he loves swash-buckling stories.
The original play is based on Twenty Years After, a sequel to The Three Musketeers written by Alexandre Dumas, with Nick’s play being shown at Ferneham Hall, Fareham on February 13-18.
Performed by Interalia Theatre, its the premiere production in Ferneham Hall’s new Octagon Studio Theatre.
Nick says: ‘I wrote it as I have a great passion for romantic adventures and swash bucklers. I don’t think there’s enough of them because they’re great fun and entertainment.
‘Also I’m a passionate swordsman and I like fencing. I love the whole genre. There’s three different plot strands happening at once, and as far as I can work out it’s never been done on stage before.’
Tickets cost £10 from Ferneham Hall, Fareham on (01329) 231942 or go to fernehamhall.co.uk.
The production is also holding a preview at Hayling Island Station Theatre tomorrow. Tickets cost £7 to £10 on (023) 8246 6363.