‘Imaginative & hugely entertaining’: The Three Musketeers… attempted by Foolhardy (Online review) ★★★★

In Online shows, Opinion, Plays, Reviews by Kirsty HerringtonLeave a Comment

With the news that the full reopening of theatres has been delayed until July, many of us are in need of a good laugh. Thankfully FoolHardy Productions is on hand to entertain with its latest comedy, an online production of The Three Musketeers.

This play within a play format sees David Du Lesley (Anthony Eden) directing a new production of The Three Musketeers over zoom with his team of actors and special guest star Robert Lindsay. Lindsay, who once played D’Artagnan on stage, has high hopes, but when he discovers he’s only playing the narrator and that there isn’t the budget for a rehearsal before the live performance, he soon realises this isn’t the production he hoped for.

In reality this adaptation of The Three Musketeers is written by Sydney Stevenson and is great fun from start to finish. Alexandre Dumas’s classic tale is brought to life with a combination of live action and animation, and tells the story of D’Artagnan and the Three Musketeers journeying to England to thwart the evil Cardinal Richelieu’s plans and retrieve the Queen’s jewels that she bestowed on her lover, the Duke of Buckingham.

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