Original swash-buckling play for Portsmouth writer

Actors Steve Arnott (Aramis), Ben McCready (Athos), Paul Denney (Porthos) and Ed Owen-Jones (D'Artagnan).    Picture: Allan Hutchings (120380-606)
Actors Steve Arnott (Aramis), Ben McCready (Athos), Paul Denney (Porthos) and Ed Owen-Jones (D'Artagnan). Picture: Allan Hutchings (120380-606)

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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.